What is it about?

This study analyzes how media industry players have influenced media policy solutions to digitalization, using data from the daily press and policy documents from 1998 to 2017 as sources. Based on a media policy field approach, the study identifies key collective frames (defined as problems and solutions), the players that promote them, and shows how policy windows are create.

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Why is it important?

A key finding is that there is a strong continuity in terms of the basic frames used to discuss media policy and in the actors involved in creating these frames, which means that the incumbents maintain their positions. The study points to at least three important factors that are of importance for such reassertion of incumbent power in times of disruption, thus adding to our theoretical understanding.

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This page is a summary of: Policy windows and converging frames: a longitudinal study of digitalization and media policy change, Media Culture & Society, August 2019, SAGE Publications, DOI: 10.1177/0163443719867287.
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