Minority Language Media: Issues of Power, Finance and Organization

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This chapter examines challenges to minority language media arising from the
irresistible growth of online media. The question of how the daily life of
minority-language users is supported in multicultural contexts is discussed
with particular focus on national minorities in Europe and developments
caused by a changing media environment. Particular attention is paid to the
fundamental change in public and private life due to the growing proportion
of services and their consumption that are carried out on digital platforms;
and to recent developments towards individualized forms of media use in an
open market. An emerging paradox is detected, between individually rewarding
multilingual behaviour of language-savvy minority-language speakers and
its aggregated negative effects on the minority media supply. Against this
background the chapter also takes issue with existing forms of financing and
organization of media services for minority-language communities.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Palgrave Handbook of Minority Languages and Communities
EditorsGabrielle Hogan-Brun, Bernadette O’Rourke
Number of pages18
Place of PublicationUK
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Publication dateJan 2019
ISBN (Print)978-1-137-54065-2
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-137-54066-9
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2019
MoE publication typeA3 Book chapter

Publication series

NamePalgrave Studies in Minority Languages and Communities
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan

Fields of Science

  • 6121 Languages
  • 518 Media and communications

Cite this

Moring, T. A. (2019). Minority Language Media: Issues of Power, Finance and Organization. In G. Hogan-Brun, & B. O’Rourke (Eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of Minority Languages and Communities (pp. 433-450). (Palgrave Studies in Minority Languages and Communities). Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-54066-9