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Working with Secondary Data: Official and Industry Statistics

  • Marlen Komorowski
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Abstract

This chapter demonstrates which official statistics are available for media policy analysis including statistics provided by national and local statistics organizations, international organizations and private organizations. In addition, the advantages and limitations of working with official and industry statistics are discussed including reliability of data and the issues in delineating the media industry. Concluding, a step-by-step approach to work with media industry statistics is given based on two exemplary cases, one for Europe and one for the USA. The goal of this chapter is to show how official and industry statistics can be used for media policy analysis to create data-driven insights that can support policy making.

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Further Reading

  1. For additional guidelines in using official and industry statistics, see WIPO’s Guide on Surveying the Economic Contribution of the Copyright Industries (WIPO, 2015) and OECD’s Guide to Measuring the Information Society (OECD, 2011).Google Scholar
  2. See Deliverables of the Media Clusters Brussels’ project for additional insights in how to define the scope of the media industry (Komorowski, 2015a, 2015b).Google Scholar
  3. For the study of the economic impact of the media industry in Brussels that was used for the exemplary case in this chapter see Komorowski and Wiard (2018) and for an additional case of applying official and industry statistics in the cultural industry see KEA’s report for the European Commission (KEA European Affairs, 2006).Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marlen Komorowski
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  1. 1.imec-SMITVrije Universiteit BrusselBrusselsBelgium

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