'All Quiet on the Western Front': Heuristic Remarks on Old and Very New Research about 'European Journalism'

2nd European Communication Conference

29 Pages Posted: 27 Nov 2008 Last revised: 21 Jun 2010

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Holger Sievert

Macromedia University; Technische Universitaet Munchen (TUM); University of Cambridge; Institute for Public Relations

Date Written: November 27, 2008


The author, a leading expert in the field of European Journalism and Public Relations, compiles heuristic analyses concerning the interaction and role of journalism across various European Union member states. Media coverage of the EU in general, as well as individual EU institutions comes under scrutiny. The author discusses appropriate methods of analysing the functions, roles and contexts of journalism, and in his conclusion compares individual contexts with regards to synchronicity, and 'Degrees of Europeanisation'. As the title would suggest, the author is lead to the conclusion, that in recent times, there has been no great change in EU journalism across its members states, both in coverage and in attitude.

Keywords: EU, European, Journalism, Synchronicity, heuristic, Western

Suggested Citation

Sievert, Holger, 'All Quiet on the Western Front': Heuristic Remarks on Old and Very New Research about 'European Journalism' (November 27, 2008). 2nd European Communication Conference, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1308088

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