Revisiting the Gatekeeping Model: Gatekeeping Factors in European Wireless Media Markets

Revisiting the Gatekeeping Model: Gatekeeping Factors in European Wireless Media Markets

Vassiliki Cossiavelou (University of the Aegean - SOC/CI, Greece) and Philemon Bantimaroudis (University of the Aegean - SOC/CI, Greece)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-986-1.ch058
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Abstract

Mediation in news industries has received significant attention by researchers for more than half a century. Gatekeepers decide which information should be delivered to different audiences. The Shoemaker/ReeseGatekeeping Model identifies five different filters of content processing: individual influences, professional routines, the organization, extra-media influences and ideology. Journalism practices, intra-organization and extra-media-related procedures and strategic alliances, including culture and ideology, add more complexity in the contemporary globalized media landscape. Gatekeeping is being processed through out all the above mentioned pillars. ICT technologies related to the media have influenced the interactivity among the pillars and wireless technologies have influenced the digital media landscape. The European Union has experienced dramatic changes in its regulation environment and spectrum resources allocation. In this article, the authors examine the impact of wireless technology on gatekeeping practices in the context of EU news markets.

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