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03 Jan 2008, Posted by Eric Karstens in Media Policy, 0 Comments

Risk management in media policy (1): The concept of risk


The European Union would like to come up with no less than a universal mechanism to make sure that the news media effectively support the public sphere while not being at odds with either commercial freedom or the diverse national media landscapes.

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20 Nov 2007, Posted by Eric Karstens in Media Policy, 0 Comments

Service-neutral airwaves in Europe


If we do not free up frequencies to be used in the best possible way rather than in the traditional way, we will be lagging far behind our potential in terms of business, pluralism, and the information society.

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12 Nov 2007, Posted by Eric Karstens in Media Policy, 0 Comments

German broadcasting in a crisis of meaning


The main problem of the German media sector appears to be that most players, public and commercial, keep clinging to their accustomed ways of thinking and going about their business, trying to carry on with the traditional arrangements for as long as possible.

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01 Nov 2007, Posted by Eric Karstens in Media Policy, Public Broadcasting, 0 Comments

Public money for commercial broadcasters?


Let the pubcasters worry about the public interest and the private stations about making money. If this separation is really unambiguous, it will bring about more honesty.

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08 Oct 2007, Posted by Eric Karstens in Media Policy, 0 Comments

Content for ageing audiences


Rather than reading a publication called “Senior’s Digest,” most seniors would much rather go for something that younger people would find attractive as well.

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20 Jun 2007, Posted by Eric Karstens in Media Policy, 0 Comments

Politicians pontificate on media theory


Ehile the notion of media pluralism as such is acknowledged in the entire European Union, a common understanding of what it actually means and requires under different economic and societal circumstances remains yet to be defined.

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31 Dec 2003, Posted by Eric Karstens in Media Policy, Reviews, 0 Comments

Josef Trappel u.a.: Die gesellschaftlichen Folgen der Medienkonzentration (Rezension)


Um die Folgen der Konzentration im Medienbereich dennoch fassbar und ihre Kontrolle im politischen und gesellschaftlichen Diskurs sinnvoll möglich zu machen, schlägt die Studie unter dem Stichwort „Media Governance“ eine Form von Selbstkontrolle und öffentlicher Debatte vor, die an den aus der Wirtschaftspolitik bekannten „Corporate-Governance“-Kodex angelehnt ist.

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