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The Independence of the News Media

Francophone Research on Media, Economics and Politics

Palgrave Macmillan

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  • Explains how complex the question of independence is today

  • Explores the different ways news media has faced the challenges of dependence and independence

  • Brings recent Francophone research on news media to the English-speaking reader

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Table of contents (13 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvii
  2. Introduction

    • Loïc Ballarini
    Pages 1-4
  3. Political Economy of the Media in the Age of Crowdfunding

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 5-5
    2. French Media: Can Crowdfunding Serve Pluralism?

      • Loïc Ballarini, Emmanuel Marty, Nikos Smyrnaios
      Pages 19-44
  4. Back Matter

    Pages 309-320

About this book

This book explores the different ways Francophone research on news media has faced the challenges of dependence and independence from three complementary perspectives. The first is economics - how can sustainable business models be developed and to what extent can crowdfunding help to maintain the financial and editorial independence of newsrooms? Secondly, in a time where the role of journalism in the public sphere is more questioned than ever, the authors evaluate to what extent news media can embody the needs of their readers. Thirdly, the authors consider the historical and political context of publication in the light of the ‘Arab Spring’. This book deals with major, contemporary evolutions of news media, bringing together research that considers the media in France, Canada, and the Arab region (notably Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, and Egypt). Using numerous case studies, this book helps to define how complex the question of independence is today.

Keywords

  • Media Economy
  • Transnationalism
  • French Media
  • Arab Media
  • News Media

Editors and Affiliations

  • Crem (Centre de recherche sur les médiations), University of Lorraine, Metz, France

    Loïc Ballarini

About the editor

Loïc Ballarini is Associate Professor of Information and Communication Sciences at the University of Lorraine, France. Ballarini is also a former journalist and has co-edited three French language books. His research focuses on the place and the role of journalism in the public spheres.

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Buying options

eBook USD 109.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-34054-4
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 139.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 139.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)