Global Transformations in Media and Communication Research - A Palgrave and IAMCR Series

The Independence of the News Media

Francophone Research on Media, Economics and Politics

Editors: Ballarini, Loïc (Ed.)

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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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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.

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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.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-4

    Ballarini, Loïc

  • Funding Print and Online News Media in France: Developments and Challenges

    Pages 7-17

    Rebillard, Franck

  • French Media: Can Crowdfunding Serve Pluralism?

    Pages 19-44

    Ballarini, Loïc (et al.)

  • Crowdfunding: Does It Make a Significant Contribution to Community and Independent Media in Quebec?

    Pages 45-63

    Brunelle, Anne-Marie (et al.)

  • Audiences and Readership of Revolutionary Leftist Media: The “Media Leader” Hypothesis

    Pages 67-102

    Goulet, Vincent

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Independence of the News Media
Book Subtitle
Francophone Research on Media, Economics and Politics
Editors
  • Loïc Ballarini
Series Title
Global Transformations in Media and Communication Research - A Palgrave and IAMCR Series
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-34054-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-34054-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-34053-7
Series ISSN
2634-5978
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 320
Number of Illustrations
15 b/w illustrations
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