Media Logic(s) Revisited

Modelling the Interplay between Media Institutions, Media Technology and Societal Change

  • Caja Thimm
  • Mario Anastasiadis
  • Jessica Einspänner-Pflock

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Caja Thimm, Mario Anastasiadis, Jessica Einspänner-Pflock
    Pages 1-8
  3. Theorizing Media Logics

  4. Media Logic in Context: Politics, Journalism, Institutions

  5. Caja Thimm, Mario Anastasiadis, Jessica Einspänner-Pflock
    Pages E1-E1
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 287-294

About this book


This volume provides new approaches to the concept of media logics, developed by Altheide and Snow, by drawing on theoretical and empirical perspectives from international scientists working in the field of communications, media, political science, and sociology. In an increasingly digitized and globalized world, powerful media structures and technologies influence our daily lives in many respects. It is not only mass media but “poly medial channels“ that become more and more contextualized in everyday lives. It thus seems necessary to reflect on the theory of media logics, which in fact focuses on the strong intercorrelation of media technologies, media institutions and media power. The current developments and strong cultural embedding of media in various social contexts, however, call for critical reflections on the idea of media logic.


media logics globalisation digital societal change institutions digital age

Editors and affiliations

  • Caja Thimm
    • 1
  • Mario Anastasiadis
    • 2
  • Jessica Einspänner-Pflock
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Media StudiesUniversity of BonnBonnGermany
  2. 2.Department of Media StudiesUniversity of BonnBonnGermany
  3. 3.Department of Media StudiesUniversity of BonnBonnGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Literature, Cultural and Media Studies
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-65755-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-65756-1
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