Out now: Media Accountability in the Era of Post-Truth Politics

Edited by Tobias Eberwein, Susanne Fengler & Matthias Karmasin

Bringing together both leading international scholars and emerging academic talent, Media Accountability in the Era of Post-Truth Politics maps the current state of media accountability in Europe and provides fresh perspectives for future developments in media and communication fields.

As the integrity of the international media landscape is challenged by far-reaching transformations and the rise of “fake news,” the need for a functional system of media regulation is greater than ever. This book addresses the pressing need to re-evaluate and redefine the notion of accountability in the fast-changing field of journalism and “information provision.” Using comparative research and empirical data, the book’s case studies address the notion of media accountability from various perspectives, considering political and societal change, economic, organisational and technological factors, and the changing role of media audiences. By collecting and juxtaposing these studies, the book provides a new discussion for the old question of how we can safeguard free and responsible media in Europe – a question that seems more urgent than ever.

Media Accountability in the Era of Post-Truth Politics is an essential read for students and researchers in journalism, media and communication studies.

Tobias Eberwein, Susanne Fengler, Matthias Karmasin (Eds.): Media accountability in the era of post-truth politics. European challenges and perspectives (= Series: Routledge Studies in European Communication Research and Education). London, New York: Routledge, 2019.