Functions of the press: Organization study

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Lennart Weibull - University of Gothenburg, Department of Journalism Media and Communication

Lars Aldemark - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Description

This study is part of the research programme The Role of the Press in Society, a project initiated by the 1972 Commission of tbe Press. The starting point for the research programme was the situation in the Swedish press at the beginning of 1970ies. At the time the newspaper market in Sweden seemed to be at some sort of changing point. The party press structure had been broken up by the concentration process on the newspaper market. On the other hand new types of newspaper were expanding. At the same time millions of SEK went to the newspaper industry from the government. For many newspapers this money seemed to be the only way of keeping alive. At this point the question put by the 1972 Commission of the Press was: how meaningful are those subsidies? According to which principles shall subsidies be given? To answer these questions other questions had to be asked: Which role do newspaper play in the Swedish society of today? Which significance do they have for the work of a democratic political system? For the reporting of political news? For the public opinion formation?
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Responsible department/unit

University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Lennart Weibull - University of Gothenburg, Department of Journalism Media and Communication

Lars Aldemark - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Identifiers

SND-ID: SND 0132

Description

This study is part of the research programme The Role of the Press in Society, a project initiated by the 1972 Commission of tbe Press. The starting point for the research programme was the situation in the Swedish press at the beginning of 1970ies. At the time the newspaper market in Sweden seemed to be at some sort of changing point. The party press structure had been broken up by the concentration process on the newspaper market. On the other hand new types of newspaper were expanding. At the same time millions of SEK went to the newspaper industry from the government. For many newspapers this money seemed to be the only way of keeping alive. At this point the question put by the 1972 Commission of the Press was: how meaningful are those subsidies? According to which principles shall subsidies be given? To answer these questions other questions had to be asked: Which role do newspaper play in the Swedish society of today? Which significance do they have for the work of a democratic political system? For the reporting of political news? For the public opinion formation?
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Language

Swedish

Time period(s) investigated

1973-05-18

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden

Population

Unavailable

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Funding

Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation

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Svensk press. Pressens funktioner i samhället. SOU 1975:78. Stockholm: LiberFörlag.
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ISBN: 9138024756

Aldemark, L., & Weibull, L. (1974) Attitudes of political organizations to mass media. A report from the research programme 'The Role of the Press in Society'. Paper prepared for the European Consortium for Political Research Workshop on The Political Role of Mass Media, Strasbourg, March 1974. Göteborg: Department of Political Science.

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Dataset 1

Organizations´ study - Study of associations

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Lennart Weibull - University of Gothenburg, Department of Journalism Media and Communication

Lars Aldemark - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Data format / data structure

Numeric

Variables

170

Number of individuals/objects

725

Dataset 2

Organizations´ study - Enterprises

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Lennart Weibull - University of Gothenburg, Department of Journalism Media and Communication

Lars Aldemark - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Data format / data structure

Numeric

Variables

139

Number of individuals/objects

122

Dataset 3

Organizations´ study - Local councils and authorities

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Lennart Weibull - University of Gothenburg, Department of Journalism Media and Communication

Lars Aldemark - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Data format / data structure

Numeric

Variables

140

Number of individuals/objects

143

Published: 1982-01-01
Last updated: 2019-02-06