State Aid for Newspapers: A Summary Assessment

  • Paul MurschetzEmail author
  • Josef Trappel
Part of the Media Business and Innovation book series (MEDIA)


This book offered the opportunity to establish a comprehensive analysis for locating State Aid for Newspapers within different types of economic and cultural settings in Europe and abroad. It located the current disruptive challenges of the news industry as reference point for government intervention into the press. It explored both theoretical arguments surrounding state aid for newspapers and added knowledge on current issues of subsidy governance in various empirical contexts through case study evidence collected from various countries across the globe. The book concludes with some reflections on the need for political intervention into the newspaper industry. However, it remains critical as to the ways these interventions can be justified, both theoretically and empirically.


Market Failure Public Subsidy Subsidy Scheme Newspaper Business Press Freedom 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.ICT&S CenterUniversity of SalzburgSalzburgAustria

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