European Newspaper Markets at the Beginning of the 21st Century

Abstract


Even if Europe is growing more and more closely together, there are no comparable statistical data for the national newspaper markets. All EU and UNESCO publications, or those of publishing associations, are based on different standards that hardly permit scientifically founded statements about development trends and their causes to be made. An initiative started by the Department of Journalism and Communication Research in Hanover set itself the goal of developing uniform standards for collecting and classifying press products. In the first phase of the project, participants from 12 European countries discussed a questionnaire proposed by Beate Schneider and Walter J. Schütz, and implemented it in their surveys of the national newspapers markets. CMC is the Austrian partner in this multinational project.

CMC Staff


Gabriele Melischek

Katja Sodacsek

Josef Seethaler

Cooperation Partners


Beate Schneider, Walter J. Schütz, Department of Journalism and Communication Research, Hanover University of Music, Drama, Media (Project Coordinators)

Piet Bakker, Department of Communication, University of Amsterdam

Samuel Brecka, Faculty of Journalism - Chair of Journalism, Comenius University, Bratislava

Genovaite Burneikiene, Faculty of Communication - Institute of Journalism, Vilnius University

Marek Jachimowski, Ilza Kowol, Institute of Political Sciences and Journalism, University of Silesia, Katowice

Ragnar Karlsson, Statistics Iceland, Reykjavik

Epp Lauk, Department of Journalism and Communication, University of Tartu

Miroljub Radojkovic, Faculty of Political Sciences - Journalism and Communication Studies, University of Belgrade

Guido Ros, Department of Communication Studies, University Ghent

Galina Woronenkowa, Fakultät für Journalistik - Freies Russisch-Deutsches Institut für Publizistik, Lomonossow-Universität Moskau

Minka Zlateva, Petranka Fileva, Faculty of Journalism and Mass Communication, Sofia University "St. Kliment Ochridski"

Publications and Lectures


Articles and Book Chapters

Articles and Book Chapters

  • Bakker, P., & Seethaler, J. (2009). Supporting concentration or promoting diversity? The impact of free dailies on the Austrian newspapers market. In B. Stark & Magin, M. (Eds.), Die österreichische Medienlandschaft im Umbruch [The changing Austrian media landscape] (pp. 67-80). Wien: Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften.
  • Seethaler, J. (2006). Walter J. Schütz: Zeitungen in Deutschland - Verlage und ihr publizistisches Angebot 1949-2004 (Berlin: Vistas: 2005). Jahrbuch Für Kommunikationsgeschichte, 8, 297.
  • Seethaler, J. (2006). Entwicklung und Stand der kommunikationswissenschaftlichen Forschung zur europäischen Öffentlichkeit: Eine Analyse der Beiträge in vier europäischen Fachzeitschriften 1989-2004 [Communication research about a European public sphere: An analysis of four European mass communication journals, 1989-2004]. In W. R. Langenbucher & Latzer, M. (Eds.), Europäische Öffentlichkeit und medialer Wandel (pp. 244-260). Wiesbaden: Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften.
  • Melischek, G., Seethaler, J., & Skodacsek, K. (2005). Der österreichische Zeitungsmarkt 2004: Strukturen, Marktpotenziale, Anbieterkonzentration [The Austrian newspaper market in 2004: Structures, market potentials, and supplier concentration]. Media-Perspektiven, 243-254. Retrieved from http://www.media-perspektiven.de/uploads/tx_mppublications/05-2005_Melischek.pdf
  • Seethaler, J. (2004). Ein Überblick über europäische Pressemärkte [An overview of European newspaper markets]. Mitteilungen Der Gesellschaft Für Buchforschung In Österreich, 6, 32.
  • Melischek, G., Seethaler, J., & Skodacsek, K. (2004). Länderbericht Österreich: Die Zeitungsstichtagserhebung im Kontext einer Analyse der Marktstrukturen [Country report on Austria: The instantaneous survey of newspapers as part of an analysis of market structure]. In B. Schneider & Schütz, W. J. (Eds.), Europäische Pressemärkte / European Press Markets (pp. 281-326). Wien: Austrian Academy Press.

Lectures

Lectures

  • 01/02/2002 , Hanover
    Gabriele Melischek,  Josef Seethaler: 
    Länderbericht Österreich [The Austrian news paper market]
    International conference of the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication of the University Hanover on European newspaper markets