The Impact Of Market Competition And The Internet On Journalistic Performance In Developing And Transitional Countries


Adam Jacobsson, C. Ann Hollifield, Lee B. Becker, Tudor Vlad, and Eva-Maria Jacobsson


This study uses a sample of national media markets to examine the relationship between increasing competition in the advertising market and overall journalistic performance. The findings suggest that as the news media's share of the advertising market falls in a country, so too, does the quality of journalism produced by that country's news media. It suggests that as Internet penetration increases in a country, it negatively affects the overall quality of journalism produced.

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