Journalism and Austerity: Digitization and Crisis During the Greek Memoranda

Christos Kostopoulos
Curtin University, Malaysia

Product Details
10 Sep 2020
Emerald Publishing Limited
232 pages - 152 x 229mm
Digital Activism And Society: Politics, Economy And Culture In Network Communication
Journalism and Austerity: Digitization and Crisis During the Greek Memoranda presents an overview of press coverage focused on the Greek crisis. The impacts of disaster and digitization in Greek journalism are analyzed with the help of expert testimonies in one of the most significant political cases of the decade.

The author examines the increased use of digital technologies during the economic crisis, and the production of democratic debate around the memoranda in Greece, alongside the interplay between framing and political economic theories. The book enhances our understanding of journalistic production around significant political issues, such as the case of the memoranda signed between the Greek government and the European troika. In this case, the debate was presented in the dominant newspapers of the period in a polarized manner, cut off from global debates

The author presents a multi-level theoretical model of power influences on the frame building process, along with his findings from a frame analysis of media articles and political announcements. The book also includes interviews with elite Greek journalists.
Chapter 1. The Media and the Economic Crisis: A Critical Juncture;
Chapter 2. Framing and Power Influences of the Media: A multi-level Political Economy Approach;
Chapter 3. When Politicians Lead the Tango: The Impact of the Crisis and New Technologies on Journalistic Practices and Frame Building;
Chapter 4. Issues of Journalistic Freedom: The Impact of the Organizational Structure and Editorial Stance on Frame Building;
Chapter 5. Setting limits to the debate: The interaction between the structures of politics, the economy and the press
Chapter 6. Conclusion: Framing and Political Economy as Complementary Approaches
Christos Kostopoulos is currently a Lecturer of Media and Communication at Curtin University Malaysia. His research interests include media framing and journalistic production of content, changing journalistic practices in the face of increasing digitalization processes, media systems research, political economy of the media, and disinformation and algorithmic governance in the digital age.

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