Facts and transformations in European minority language media systems amid digitalization and economic crisis

Iñaki Zabaleta, Arantza Gutierrez, Carme Ferré-Pavia, Itxaso Fernandez, Nikolas Xamardo

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Abstract

© The Author(s) 2018. This article investigates the reality and variations of the European minority language media systems between 2009 and 2016, a period of serious economic crisis and accelerated digitalization process. To that aim, several parameters were measured: structure of the media systems and changes during that period along the variables of media type, ownership and reach; presence and relevance of major media in each of the communities; number and variation of full-time journalists; and the density or relative weight of the media systems with regard to the speaking population. The 10 minority languages under analysis (Basque, Catalan, Galician, Corsican, Breton, Frisian, Irish, Welsh, Scottish-Gaelic and Sámi) represent a wide range of communities. The relevance of the study lies in its direct comparative nature and in the fact that it thoroughly updates previous scholarly literature, measuring the changes which occurred within the 10 media systems.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)235-258
JournalInternational Communication Gazette
Volume81
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2019

Keywords

  • Digitalization
  • economic crisis
  • European minority language
  • journalism
  • journalists
  • media
  • media density
  • regional language

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