Media accountability is back on the political agenda. Debates about the phone-hacking scandal at Rupert Murdoch's News of the World have shown that the need for free and responsible journalism is more pressing than ever. Opinions, however, differ on the measures that need to be taken. Do existing structures of media accountability - such as press councils, codes of ethics, and ombudspersons - suffice, or do we urgently need new instruments and initiatives in today's converging media world? These questions were tackled in an international survey of 1,800 journalists in twelve European and two Arab states conducted by the EU-funded research project, Media Accountability and Transparency in Europe (MediaAct). The results provide a solid empirical basis for the discussions taking place. This book advances research on media accountability and transparency, and also offers innovative perspectives for newsrooms, media policy-makers, and journalism educators. Its systematic comparative design makes it an unprecedented venture in international journalism studies.
Susanne Fengler (PhD, Free University Berlin) is professor of international journalism at TU Dortmund University and director of the Erich Brost Institute for International Journalism. She is the director of the MediaAcT project. Tobias Eberwein (PhD, TU Dortmund University) is visiting professor at TU Dortmund University and acting academic director of the Erich Brost Institute for International Journalism. He is the scientific coordinator of the MediaAcT project. Gianpietro Mazzoleni (PhD, University of Rome-La Sapienza) is full professor of political communication at the Universita degli Studi di Milano. Colin Porlezza (PhD, Universita della Svizzera italiana) is lecturer at the Department of Journalism at City University London. Stephan Russ-Mohl (PhD, University of Konstanz) is professor of journalism and media management at the Universita della Svizzera italiana and director of the Lugano-based branch of the European Journalism Observatory.
Contents: Susanne Fengler/Tobias Eberwein/Tanja Leppik-Bork/Julia Lonnendonker/Judith Pies: Media Accountability - Basic Concepts and Theoretical Foundations - Susanne Fengler/Tobias Eberwein: Mapping Media Accountability - in Europe and Beyond - Heikki Heikkila/Michal Glowacki/Michal Kus/Judith Pies: Innovations in Media Accountability and Transparency - Tobias Eberwein/Susanne Fengler/Susan Philipp/Maryam Ille: Counting Media Accountability - the Concept and Methodology of the MediaAcT Survey - Epp Lauk/Halliki Harro-Loit/Jari Valiverronen: Media Accountability through the Eyes of Journalists: Feedback, Responsiveness, Interaction - Salvador Alsius/Ruth Rodriguez-Martinez/Marcel Mauri de los Rios: Little Impact? Journalists' Perceptions of Traditional Instruments of Media Self-Regulation - Wayne Powell/Mike Jempson: More Accountability in the Digital Age? The Influence of New Technologies - Harmen Groenhart/Huub Evers: Media Accountability and Transparency - What Newsrooms (Could) Do - Boguslawa Dobek-Ostrowska/Michal Glowacki/Michal Kus: Context Factors for Media Self-Regulation and Accountability - Gianpietro Mazzoleni/Sergio Splendore: 'Cultures of Accountability' - or Global Trends in Media Accountability? The Hallin and Mancini Model Revisited - Olivier Baisnee/Sandra Vera Zambrano: Realms of Influence on Media Accountability - Judith Pies: Media Accountability in Transition: Survey Results from Jordan and Tunisia - Susanne Fengler/Stephan Russ-Mohl: The (Behavioral) Economics of Media Accountability - Matthias Karmasin/Daniela Kraus/Andy Kaltenbrunner/Klaus Bichler: Media Ethics as Institutional Ethics - the Potential of Corporate Social Responsibility - Raluca-Nicoleta Radu/Daniela-Aurelia Popa: Media Accountability and Journalism Education - Susanne Fengler/Tobias Eberwein/Gianpietro Mazzoleni/Colin Porlezza/Stephan Russ-Mohl: Summary: Perspectives for Newsrooms, Policy-Makers and Journalism Educators.
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