Media pluralism: What matters for governance and regulation?

Henry Allen, Sara Connolly, Shaun P. Hargreaves-Heap

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Media pluralism is valued in most jurisdictions because it contributes to a well-informed citizenry. The authors examine what media policy and regulatory levers appear to affect five types of citizen knowledge across the European Union. They conclude that concentration of titles matters more than ownership in newsprint; and that neither type of concentration matters in broadcasting in the same way, but the regulatory regime for public service broadcasting does, particularly for political knowledge.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-64
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Media Economics
Issue number2
Early online date12 Oct 2017
Publication statusPublished - 2017


  • media pluralism
  • citizen knowledge
  • regulation
  • concentration
  • public service broadcasting

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