Media Systems and Journalism – University of Copenhagen

Media Systems and Journalism

The focus of the research group is media systems and journalism in a time of flux. Conceptions of media institutions and journalism practice have transformed considerably in recent years in view of globalization, commercialization, convergence and digitalization. Analyses of media regulation, media institutions and media content have become key areas in international media research, pointing to the importance of understanding the media’s changing financial, technological, institutional and strategic conditions and how these frameworks influence the media products, especially journalism.

The research group brings together scholars at Section for Film, Media and Communication and Section for Rhetoric with crossing research interests on media systems, media policy, news and journalism with the aims of:

  • developing a better understanding of the interplay of media systems, media organisations and journalism, both theoretically and methodologically.
  • contributing to current media policy debate and media policy-making, which increasingly requires evidence-based research.
  • establishing closer relationship between, on the one hand, media scholars, and, on the other hand, media institutions, regulators, politicians and journalists.
  • providing a platform to develop and share theoretical frameworks and empirical designs for future research projects that can advance our knowledge on media systems and journalism as decisive players in the transformation of global media culture.

The research group is associated with the externally funded research projects: