Explaining Differences in News Performance

  • Edda Humprecht
Part of the Challenges to Democracy in the 21st Century book series (CDC)


This study is primarily concerned with the differences in news performance of online outlets from different Western countries and with different ownership types and with the framework conditions that are the most conducive in this respect. Therefore, two main research questions are raised:

To what extent do different online news outlets offer high-level news performance, understood as the degree of analytical depth, critical distance, content diversity, and amount of hard news?

Under what constellations of systemic and organizational conditions are online news media most capable of providing high-level news performance?


Media Outlet Thematic Focus Ownership Type Online News News Content 
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© Edda Humprecht 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • Edda Humprecht
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  1. 1.Institute of Mass Communication and Media ResearchUniversity of ZurichSwitzerland

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