The MEDIA FOR DEMOCRACY MONITOR 2021
How leading news media survive digital transformation
To what extent do structures and conduct of leading news media correspond with requirements of contemporary democracies? Based on a root concept of democracy and 30 empirical indicators, the Media for Democracy Monitor (MDM) delivers a panorama of the news media’s performance regarding freedom, equality, and control across several countries. In 2011, the MDM analysed 10 democracies. Ten years later, it covers 18 countries worldwide and pinpoints essential strengths and weaknesses during this decade of digitalisation.
The Media for Democracy Monitor 2021 has two volumes, edited by Josef Trappel and Tales Tomaz. Volume 1 contains countries present in the 2011 MDM edition, allowing for longitudinal comparative analysis: Australia, Austria, Finland, Germany, the Netherlands, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. Volume 2 contains all countries analysed for the first time in 2021: Belgium (Flanders), Canada, Chile, Denmark, Greece, Hong Kong, Iceland, Italy, and South Korea.
The two volumes are Open Access and available to read and download free of charge from Nordicom’s website. Here: https://www.nordicom.gu.se/sv/publikationer/media-democracy-monitor-2021