New article by Jesper Falkheimer, Mark Blach-Ørsten, Mads Kæmsgaard Eberholst and Veselinka Möllerström investigates the news content and news routines of Danish and Swedish news media covering the Öresund region. Öresund bridge connects Denmark and Sweden and the region can be considered an example of what is categorised as horizontal Europeanisation.
The study is based on a content analysis of Danish and Swedish media coverage from 2002 to 2012 and interviews with journalists working in both Denmark and Sweden.
The results indicate weak horizontal Europeanisation. Interviews reveal that reporters do not think in terms of cross-border reporting but follow the usual media logic of what is national, local and foreign. Also, when asked to evaluate the newsworthiness of the region, reporters argue that the integration of political issues is a prerequisite for increased reporting.
The article “News Media and the Öresund Region: A Case of Horizontal Europeanisation?” is published by Nordicom and it can be found here.
Picture: Bridge (Explore 2014-07-02) by Susanne Nilsson, licence: CC BY-SA 2.0