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The Practice of Newspaper Ownership: Fifty Years of Control and Influence in the Swedish Local Press


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Title: The Practice of Newspaper Ownership: Fifty Years of Control and Influence in the Swedish Local Press
Authors: Ohlsson, Jonas
E-mail: jonas.ohlsson@jmg.gu.se
Issue Date: 28-May-2012
University: Göteborgs universitet. Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten
University of Gothenburg. Faculty of Social Sciences
Institution: Department of Journalism, Media and Communication (JMG) ; Institutionen för journalistik, medier och kommunikation (JMG)
Date of Defence: 2012-06-15
Disputation: Fredagen den 15 juni 2012, kl. 13.15, Annedalsseminariet, sal 302, Seminariegatan 1a
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Series/Report no.: Göteborgsstudier i journalistik, medier och kommunikation
65
Keywords: newspaper ownership
control
influence
the press
ownership concentration
board of directors
foundation ownership
principal-agent
political parallelism
Sweden
Abstract: This dissertation deals with a perennial theme in both public and academic debate: how ownership is exercised in the news media. It does so by exploring the main agency through which ownership control is expected to be exerted in the individual media firm: the board of directors. Establishing the board as an intermediary between owners and the executive and editorial management, the study addresses a number of questions pertaining to the role of media boards: who is elected to the boards; which ... more
ISBN: 978-91-88212-98-6
ISSN: 1101-4652
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/29101
Appears in Collections:Doctoral Theses / Doktorsavhandlingar Institutionen för journalistik, medier och kommunikation
Doctoral Theses from University of Gothenburg / Doktorsavhandlingar från Göteborgs universitet

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