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How effective is media self-regulation? Results from a comparative survey of European journalists

L�nnendonker, Julia; Zambrano, Sandra Vera; V�liverronen, Jari; Heikkil�, Heikki; Baisn�e, Olivier; Fengler, Susanne; Eberwein, Tobias; Alsius, Salvador; Baisnee, Olivier; Bichler, Klaus; Dobek-Ostrowska, Boguslawa; Evers, Huub; Glowacki, Michal; Groenhart, Harmen; Harro-Loit, Halliki; Heikkila, Heikki; Jempson, Mike; Karmasin, Matthias; Lauk, Epp; Lonnendonker, Julia; Mauri, Marcel; Mazzoleni, Gianpietro; Pies, Judith; Porlezza, Colin; Powell, Wayne; Radu, Raluca; Rodriguez, Ruth; Russ-Mohl, Stephan; Schneider-Mombaur, Laura; Splendore, Sergio; Valiverronen, Jari; Zambrano, Sandra


Julia L�nnendonker

Sandra Vera Zambrano

Jari V�liverronen

Heikki Heikkil�

Olivier Baisn�e

Susanne Fengler

Tobias Eberwein

Salvador Alsius

Olivier Baisnee

Klaus Bichler

Boguslawa Dobek-Ostrowska

Huub Evers

Michal Glowacki

Harmen Groenhart

Halliki Harro-Loit

Heikki Heikkila

Mike Jempson

Matthias Karmasin

Epp Lauk

Julia Lonnendonker

Marcel Mauri

Gianpietro Mazzoleni

Judith Pies

Colin Porlezza

Wayne Powell

Raluca Radu

Ruth Rodriguez

Stephan Russ-Mohl

Laura Schneider-Mombaur

Sergio Splendore

Jari Valiverronen

Sandra Zambrano


© The Author(s) 2015 This article presents key results of a comparative journalists’ survey on media accountability, for which 1762 journalists in 14 countries had been interrogated online. The article explores how European journalists perceive the impact of old versus new media accountability instruments on professional journalistic standards – established instruments like press councils, ethics codes, ombudsmen and media criticism, but also more recent online instruments like newsroom blogs and criticism via social media. Thus, the study also adds empirical data to the current debate about the future of media self-regulation in Europe, ignited by the Leveson Inquiry in the United Kingdom as well as the European Commission’s High-Level Group on Media Freedom and Pluralism.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jan 1, 2015
Deposit Date Jun 23, 2015
Journal European Journal of Communication
Print ISSN 0267-3231
Electronic ISSN 1460-3705
Publisher SAGE Publications
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 30
Issue 3
Pages 249-266
Keywords media self-regulation, Europe, journalism
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Contract Date Nov 15, 2016