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28 Mar 2010, Posted by Eric Karstens in Media Policy, 0 Comments

German politicians discuss regulations for TV in the Internet era


It rarely happens anymore that somebody suggests climate change could be a good thing. Yet at the annual conference of the German Association of State Media Authorities, it happened a lot, and for a reason.

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22 Mar 2010, Posted by Eric Karstens in Media Policy, Television, 0 Comments

Micromanaging news on commercial TV?


News consumption is a function of the education level of a society and of citizens’ sense of ownership of the public sphere. Forcing media businesses to dangle news as a carrot in front of an apathetic audience will not help.

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