Thesis on Danish free dailies available

The thesis on the political function of Danish free and paid newspapers (see previous post) is online now on newspaperinnovation. It can be downloaded from the resources page (2009) or here.

The author Aske Kammer was rewarded an ‘A’ indicating his supervisors were quite pleased with the result.

The thesis is in Danish but there is an English summary while most tables and graphs speak for themselves as well.

The general conclusion was that free dailies (MetroXpress, Urban and the now defunct Nyhedsavisen) offer quite a lot general political news, sometimes even better than tabloid papers, although they offer less background and opinion than traditional broadsheet papers. This is even more important because groups that usually don’t read newspapers, do read the free dailies. In other words: society gains from free dailies.

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