ARTICLE: Swedish arts journalism loses autonomy

Arts journalism in Sweden is losing its autonomy and becoming more directed by the general logic of commercial journalism, writes Cristine Sarrimo, of Lund University. Sarrimo interviewed three veteran journalists and analyzed articles debating the topic. According to the author, arts journalism has been “journalistified” – its style and producers replaced by professional journalists in … Continued

ARTICLE: Why blockbusters get easy coverage

Blockbuster movies receive easy media attention because they carry both “publicist” and media commercial news value, argue Nete N. Kristensen of University of Copenhagen and Unni From, of University of Aarhus. They analyze the coverage of 3 blockbuster movies in Danish newspapers. They argue there is a two-fold reason for high coverage: the promotional culture surrounding … Continued