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Gender und Medien im Vorfeld der eidgenössischen Wahlen 2015 = Genre et médias au préalable des élections fédérales 2015

Fiechtner, Stephanie ; Puppis, Manuel ; Schönhagen, Philomen

In: Frauenfragen, 2016, p. 8-34

Im Auftrag der EKF, des BAKOM und der SRG SSR untersuchte die vorliegende Studie die Darstellung von Kandidatinnen und Kandidaten in den Medien in den vier Wochen vor den eidgenössischen Wahlen 2015. Im Fokus der Studie stand die gendergerechte Darstellung der Kandidierenden, nicht die Wahlberichterstattung insgesamt. Analysiert wurden Print- und Onlinemedien aus allen drei Sprachregionen....

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More Than Just Gender : Exploring Contextual Influences on Media Bias of Political Candidates

Rohrbach, Tobias ; Fiechtner, Stephanie ; Schönhagen, Philomen ; Puppis, Manuel

In: The International Journal of Press/Politics, 2020, vol. 25, no. 4, p. 692-711

Gender bias in the media coverage of political elections has long been theorized as a major obstacle to women’s success in elections and their institutional representation. However, this view of persistent media bias against women politicians is increasingly subject to pressure by inconsistent evidence of size and patterns of gender bias. This paper argues that some of these inconsistencies...

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Parliament Against Government and Industry : How Switzerland Decided to Implement Net Neutrality Against All Odds

Just, Natascha ; Puppis, Manuel

In: International Journal of Communication, 2019, vol. 13, p. 5841-5869

This article investigates the net neutrality policy-making process in Switzerland in the past decade, from first attempts to regulate net neutrality to the implementation of regulation in 2019. Based on a qualitative content analysis, the study assesses the arguments employed by various policy-making actors to advocate or prevent particular governance solutions. Results of the empirical...

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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 time to...

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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...

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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...