In 1999, the Danish Democracy and Power Study financed systematic content analyses of mass mediated coverage of Danish politics edited over one continuous week. Subsequently, similar research have been conducted over the period 2008-2016, enabling comparisons of editorial practices during two decades. The main tendency has been a gradual move from journalistically synchronized new coverage by way of more segmented targeting of editorial content towards a polarized centrifugation of political news and debate. The vintage news media - daily newspapers, radio and television - still produce the lion's share of original journalism, thereby influencing what other decisonsmakers regard as the agenda of the weakly news cycle. But the internet with Google, Facebook and Twitter as competing platforms increasingly supply relatively un-edited news and views. In short, professional journalists and editors have been forced to share their traditional gatekeeper-privileges with spin-doctors and dedicated amateurs.
|Translated title of the contribution
|The Redactional Power: Centrifugation of Danish Politics
|Økonomi & Politik
|Number of pages
|Published - 2018