Accès public à partir du 14 nov. 2020
Université de Fribourg

Moving Beyond Self-Castigation : Let’s Reinvigorate Communication Policy Research Now!

Just, Natascha ; Puppis, Manuel

In: Journal of communication, 2018, vol. 68, no. 2, p. 327-336

Communication policy researchers have eagerly joined communication scholars in continuing self-conscious debates regarding their theoretical status and practical significance. They have done so to the point of earnest self-castigation and by unjustly denigrating their work. Given the current critical junctures for communications, this research field cannot remain in this state. It is high...

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Blast from the Past? : A Comparative Analysis of Broadcast Licensing in the Digital Era

Schweizer, Corinne ; Puppis, Manuel ; Künzler, Matthias ; Studer, Samuel

In: Journal of Information Policy, 2014, vol. 4, p. 507-528

The advent of new broadcasting technologies has eliminated spectrum scarcity as a constraint on broadcasting, and with it one of the justifications for broadcast licensing. Have nations moved away from licensing as a form of regulation of their broadcasting sectors? And concomitantly, is there less opportunity to use licensing as a means of promoting the public interest in broadcasting? The...

Accès public à partir du 3 oct. 2020
Université de Fribourg

When the Watchdog Neither Barks nor Bites : communication as a power resource in media policy and regulation

Ali, Christopher ; Puppis, Manuel

In: Communication theory, 2018, vol. 28, no. 3, p. 270-291

Communication in policymaking and regulation has been of interest to political scientists for the last 15 years. Lamentably, the conceptualization and analysis of communication in media policymaking and regulation has yet to garner much attention from media policy scholars. Drawing on theories of power and new institutionalism, we address this paucity by introducing a theoretical and...