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Rethinking Mass Communications in Norway: The Neglected Power of the Centre-Left Alliance in the Early 20th Century and its Importance until the Present
2014 (English)In: Nordicom Review, ISSN 1403-1108, E-ISSN 2001-5119, Vol. 35, no 2Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The present article discusses the importance of the early years of mass communications in order to understand the shaping of them – the power of creating mass media for whole nations. It begins with references to scholars studying large nations and asks whether their results can be generalized to smaller countries. Therefore, it uses Norway as a case study. To what degree were Norway’s four major mass media – press, film, radio and television – formed institutionally in their early years? And if they were formed in this way, how long did the consequences of such a formation last? These questions have been neglected topics in research, so in order to answer them we also need to rethink the connections between the different media.

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Göteborg: Nordicom, 2014. Vol. 35, no 2
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formative years of mass communications, media power, media system, media history
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Media
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URN: urn:nbn:se:norden:org:diva-3904OAI: oai:DiVA.org:norden-3904DiVA: diva2:811716
Available from: 2015-05-13 Created: 2015-05-13 Last updated: 2017-12-04

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