Publications

Michael Haller (ed.): We do need newspapers! What to make of newspapers. Trends and best practices

14. September 2015
Michael Haller (ed.): We do need newspapers! What to make of newspapers. Trends and best practices

Will newspapers exist in the future? Yes, but they will look different. Michael Haller´s new book on the future of newspapers presents perspectives and best practice examples for newspaper publishers. Detailed description coming soon.

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Michael Haller: Do we need newspapers? 10 reasons why newspapers become extinct. And 10 proposals to avoid it.

24. February 2015
Michael Haller: Do we need newspapers? 10 reasons why newspapers become extinct. And 10 proposals to avoid it.

Everybody is talking about it: Daily newspapers are in a crisis. Next to the fall of sale figures and the drop of advertising revenue, ownship changes and the strong cutbacks in journalistic resources are leaving their marks. Many media producers declare the newspaper dead, others have handy solution strategies. But both sides neglect thorough trend […]

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Michael Haller / Lutz Mükke (ed.): How the Media gained Freedom

10. December 2014
Michael Haller / Lutz Mükke (ed.): How the Media gained Freedom

Michael Haller and Lutz Mükke are the editors of the research volume „Change of East German Media since the decline of the GDR“. It was not a leap into freedom: There were hints for the transition of state-led to state-free press well before the wall came down. Many East German journalists wanted free speech – […]

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Uwe Krüger: Power of Opinion-making. The Influence of Elites on Key Media and Alpha-Journalists. A critical Network Analysis

17. September 2014 0 Comments
Uwe Krüger: Power of Opinion-making. The Influence of Elites on Key Media and Alpha-Journalists. A critical Network Analysis

So far, the interactions between journalists and elites have mostly been explored within a system-theoretical frame and by interviewing stakeholders, and the results were anonymised. This study follows a different approach, both theoretically and methodically, to locate the influence of elites on journalistic content. The author develops a theoretical model that explains the behaviour of […]

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Manuel Thomä: The Decay of the Audience. News Media Use between Newspaper and the Internet.

16. September 2014
Manuel Thomä: The Decay of the Audience. News Media Use between Newspaper and the Internet.

E-paper, website, blog and of course newspapers – publishers nowadays provide journalistic information services through many channels. But how do readers and users keep themselves informed? Little is known about whether readers consider different topics relevant in the web than in the newspaper, or if an appealing online service can attract new readers and eventually […]

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Michael Haller: Freedom of Information and Press Sales in Europe

15. September 2014 0 Comments
Michael Haller: Freedom of Information and Press Sales in Europe

The diversity of information and opinion is a prerequisite for a democratic society. The diversity of the media, however, is compromised in various European countries. To what extend is the press distribution in Europe suitable to serve the interest of citizens in unhindered access to diverse information? The analysis was commissioned by the Press Grosso […]

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Lutz Mükke: ‘Journalists of Darkness’ Actors, Structures and Potentials of Media Coverage on Africa

14. September 2014 0 Comments
Lutz Mükke: ‘Journalists of Darkness’ Actors, Structures and Potentials of Media Coverage on Africa

The EIJC research program “journalistic ethics” is not about questions of morality and neither about general principles. It rather examines specifically the essential framework for, and the influences on, the orientation system of Journalism. The research analyses the legitimization for journalistic action patterns. The thesis of Lutz Mükke is framed by the context of currently […]

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Michael Haller: Free Daily Newspapers in the reader markets of Western Europe

13. September 2014 0 Comments
Michael Haller: Free Daily Newspapers in the reader markets of Western Europe

For 15 years, free dailies are available in many countries of Western Europe competing with the traditional daily newspaper. What do they have to offer? The end of the traditional daily newspapers? The death of quality journalism? An examination of the IPJ provides answers.   

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Andreas Eickelkamp: Service Journalism

12. September 2014 0 Comments
Andreas Eickelkamp: Service Journalism

The daily newspaper reports on product tests of washing machines; the computer magazine shows in a step-by-step guide how to set up the multi purpose device; the docu-soap opera watches a family with children with behavioral problems and monitors the professional therapy – media have always supported their audiences with advice, tips and hints on […]

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Sebastian Feuß: At first Glance. How Media Content is perceived and received.

12. July 2014 0 Comments
Sebastian Feuß: At first Glance. How Media Content is perceived and received.

No, the Internet is not solely to blame for the supposedly great death of newspaper, as it is often evoked today. Newspapers have lost media range since for about a quarter of a century. What did change, however, with the emerge of the Internet and its routinization, is the type of access to information. And […]

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