The Swedish Media System
Seminar paper from the year 2010 in the subject Communications - Journalism, Journalism Professions, grade: 1,0, University of Hamburg (IJK), course: ... Show synopsis Seminar paper from the year 2010 in the subject Communications - Journalism, Journalism Professions, grade: 1,0, University of Hamburg (IJK), course: Comparative Media Systems - Prof. Kleinsteuber, language: English, abstract: Sweden's media system is characteristic in Hallin and Mancini's Democratic corporatist tradition. A well established newspaper industry with old roots and faithful readers, a journalistic culture of critical professionalism and the acceptance - not into content - of state intervention when it comes to state subsidies for the press, strong public service broadcasting and media supervision, for instance in the realm of youth protection within the Swedish media policy - all seems to be proof. Yet, Sweden is not untouched of cross-medial and cross-national concentration processes, most visible in the newspaper and especially in the radio industry. This essay wants to shed light on the situation of Swedish media - what media are there, how does media usage represent itself, what are the specific features, what are the problems, and what are the major players in the different sectors.