Finland

Informal interdependence and occasional clashes

Risto Niemikari, Tapio Raunio, Tom Arne Moring

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Drawing on 21 interviews with political and media elites, this chapter argues that political executive-media relationships in Finland are characterised by a system of interdependence between politicians and journalists. Political advisors play a central role, while the civil servant media staff seek to maintain a neutral position. One distinct feature of the Finnish system is a high degree of access to political sources. Alongside this openness, there is a culture of informal interaction, as the management of pre-public information is crucial for politicians, journalists and civil servants. Relationships between journalists
and political sources are generally good, with both sides describing a shift towards more professional and ethical conduct. Occasional antagonisms do arise nonetheless, with essentially each prime minister having phases of poor media relations at some point. While social media allows politicians to bypass the media, it is still far from surpassing the importance of traditional media coverage.
Alkuperäiskielienglanti
OtsikkoClose and distant : Political executive–media relations in four countries
ToimittajatKarl Magnus Johansson, Gunnar Nygren
Sivumäärä26
JulkaisupaikkaGothenburg
KustantajaNORDICOM
Julkaisupäivä21 tammikuuta 2019
Sivut29-54
ISBN (painettu)978-91-88855-06-0
ISBN (elektroninen)978-91-88855-07-7
TilaJulkaistu - 21 tammikuuta 2019
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA3 Kirjan tai muun kokoomateoksen osa

Lisätietoja

The publication is also available as open access at www.nordicom.gu.se

Tieteenalat

  • 517 Valtio-oppi, hallintotiede
  • 518 Media- ja viestintätieteet

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Niemikari, R., Raunio, T., & Moring, T. A. (2019). Finland: Informal interdependence and occasional clashes. teoksessa K. M. Johansson, & G. Nygren (Toimittajat), Close and distant: Political executive–media relations in four countries (Sivut 29-54). Gothenburg: NORDICOM.
Niemikari, Risto ; Raunio, Tapio ; Moring, Tom Arne. / Finland : Informal interdependence and occasional clashes. Close and distant: Political executive–media relations in four countries. Toimittaja / Karl Magnus Johansson ; Gunnar Nygren. Gothenburg : NORDICOM, 2019. Sivut 29-54
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