Journalistik / Kommunikationswissenschaft


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“Crowding out: Is there evidence that public service media harm markets?” published in the European Journal of Communication

The impact of public service media (PSM) on media competition has become a topic of debate in many European countries. Some argue that PSM could starve commercial media, or discourage them from entering markets in the first place. In this article, published in the European Journal of Communication, we examine whether there is any evidence to support the crowding out argument by analysing national broadcast and online markets in all 28 European Union countries. The analysis reveals little to no support for the crowding out argument for broadcasting and related online markets.

The full article is available here

Sehl, A., Fletcher, R., & Picard, R. G. (2020). Crowding out: Is there evidence that public service media harm markets? A cross-national comparative analysis of commercial television and online news providers. European Journal of Communication


"Newsroom Integration As An Organisational Challenge" published in "Journalism Studies"

In "Newsroom Integration As An Organisational Challenge”, published in Journalism Studies, we examine approaches of nine public service media (PSM) organisations in six European countries to newsroom integration from a comparative perspective. We find that despite the pressure to reorganise across platforms, full newsroom integration is still the exception at European PSM — and is not even always seen as desirable. The analysis also focuses on the interplay between internal and external variables and how this shapes organisational change.

The full article is available here.

Sehl, A., Cornia, A., Graves, L. & Nielsen, R. K. (2019). Newsroom integration as an organizational challenge: Approaches of European public service media from a comparative perspective. Journalism Studies, 20(9), 1238-1259.


"Studies of user-generated content: A systematic review" published in "Journalism"

Abstract: This article presents a review of communication research on user-generated content with a special focus on studies which include a content analysis. The trends of research on this comparatively new and rapidly developing subject are systematically discussed and desiderata are identified. The evaluation is based on a content analysis of pertinent approaches in nine relevant international peer-reviewed journals published from 2004 to 2012. From the results, the article concludes that user-generated content is approached by scholars from a variety of perspectives and offers scope for interdisciplinary cooperation but also notes that several of the challenges posed by the continuously changing nature of the content are not fully met. 

The full article is avavilable here.

Naab, T. K., & Sehl, A. (2017). Studies of user generated content: A systematic review. Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism, 18(10), 1256-1273.



Annika Sehl