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Regine Sprenger is a registered attorney and judge, who worked at the Hans-Bredow-Institut as a junior researcher from 2009 until 2011.
With the establishment of the internet as publicly accessible and widely used communication platform the question arises if the internet influences or substitutes the function of press and broadcasting and can fulfil the function of a “key medium” itself in the future. Against this backd...
Independent media needs an independent media supervision. A study for the European Commission developed indicators for analysing the independence and efficiency of audio-visual supervisory bodies.
Media-specific concentration control and antitrust merger control as processes regulating cross-media concentration
Hans-Bredow-Institut for Media Research/Interdisciplinary Centre for Law & ICT (ICRI), Katholieke Universiteit Leuven/Center for Media and Communication Studies (CMCS), Central European University/Cullen Interna-tional/Perspective Associates (eds., 2011): INDIREG. Indicators for independence and...
Hans Bredow Institute for Media Research/Interdisciplinary Centre for Law & ICT (ICRI), Katholieke Universiteit Leuven/Center for Media and Communication Studies (CMCS), Central European University/Cullen International/Perspective Associates (eds., 2011): INDIREG. Indicators for independence and...
Hasebrink, U.; Schulz, W.; Deterding, S.; Schmidt, J.-H.; Schröder, H.-D.; Sprenger, R. (2010): Leitmedium Internet? Mögliche Auswirkungen des Aufstiegs des Internets zum Leitmedium für das deutsche Mediensystem [Key Medium Internet? Potential Effects of the Rise of the Internet as “Key Medium”...
Hasebrink, U.; Schulz, W.; Held, T.; Sprenger, R.; Rzadkowski, N. (2009): Macht als Wirkungspotenzial. Zur Bedeutung der Medienwirkungsforschung für die Bestimmung vorherrschender Meinungsmacht [Power as Action Potential. On the Meaning of Media Effects Research for the Determination of Dominant I...
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