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Polish Media System in a Comparative Perspective

Media in Politics, Politics in Media

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Bogusława Dobek-Ostrowska

A media system does not exist in a vacuum. It develops and grows within social, political and economic systems. They interact with and influence one another, as well as stimulate each other’s development. The main subject of this work is the dynamically evolving Polish media system, which is under the influence of institutions and external stakeholders. Thanks to this, it is easier to understand that the "crossroads" is not only a problem of the Polish media system, but a global one. For this reason, a comparative perspective is employed. Three chapters help to provide an answer to research questions dedicated to political parallelism and journalistic professionalization. The analysis would be limited and unrepresentative if the book enclosed it with one country's border, omitting the broad global, European and Centro-European context.

Bias – Civic Platform – Comparative perspective – Democratic Left Alliance – Democratization –De-professionalization – Entrenched coverage – External pluralism – Internal pluralism –Instrumentalization – Journalistic culture – Law and Justice – MAS – Media logic – Media system – Mediatization – Media coverage – Norms – Party system – Political logic – Political parallelism – Politicization of media – Political partisanship – Polish Folk Party – Structural bias – Systemic parallelism