State Aid for Newspapers

Theories, Cases, Actions

  • Paul Murschetz

Part of the Media Business and Innovation book series (MEDIA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. State Aid for Newspapers: An Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Theoretical Explanations for State Intervention

  4. Case Study Evidence and Government Actions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
    2. Franco Papandrea, Matthew Ricketson
      Pages 115-131
    3. Paul Murschetz, Matthias Karmasin
      Pages 133-148
    4. Ike Picone, Caroline Pauwels
      Pages 149-162
    5. Georgi Kantchev, Nelly Ognyanova
      Pages 163-177
    6. Hannu Nieminen, Kaarle Nordenstreng, Timo Harjuniemi
      Pages 179-194
    7. Matthieu Lardeau, Patrick Le Floch
      Pages 195-214
    8. Castulus Kolo, Stephan Weichert
      Pages 215-235
    9. Stylianos Papathanassopoulos
      Pages 237-251
    10. Lou Lichtenberg, Leen d’Haenens
      Pages 271-289
    11. Alfred Hugentobler, Christian Jaag
      Pages 323-336
  5. Conclusion and Future Outlook

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 373-373
    2. Paul Murschetz, Josef Trappel
      Pages 375-391
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 393-402

About this book


Ever since newspaper companies first turned to their governments for support in the 1950s, print media has been supported by state aid in many parts of the world. Today, the principles and practicalities of these subsidies have been called into question, endangering the secure funding of expensive high-quality press output.

This book provides a comprehensive analysis of today’s global challenges in the print news media’s struggle for survival. It presents current practices concerning government subsidies to newspapers for political, economic, and socio-cultural purposes against the background of declining readership and revenues, increased inter-media competition, austerity budgets imposed on national economies and shifting audience tastes. Using the insights of theoretical debates in the fields of media economics, media governance, and modern management theory, the book analyses these issues by investigating the power of government subsidies to shape and control newspaper markets. It brings together experts in these fields to combine theory with industry practices, aiming to help all parties involved to understand the complexity of issues and requirements necessary to preserve the social benefits of print media.


Governance Media Industry Newspaper Industry Subsidies

Editors and affiliations

  • Paul Murschetz
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Salzburg ICT&S CenterSalzburgAustria

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