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Resultat
Vitenskapelig foredrag
2021

Far-right alternative media, mainstreaming processes and institutional boundary struggles

Bidragsytere:
  • Tine Ustad Figenschou og
  • Karoline Andrea Ihlebæk

Presentasjon

Navn på arrangementet: Journalism, Media and the Normalization of (Right-Wing) Populism and Nativist Authoritarianism: Analysis of Practices and Counteracting Strategies before and during the COVID-19
Sted: Online
Dato fra: 4. februar 2021
Dato til: 5. februar 2021

Arrangør:

Arrangørnavn: Uppsala University, Gotherburg University

Om resultatet

Vitenskapelig foredrag
Publiseringsår: 2021

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Tittel

Far-right alternative media, mainstreaming processes and institutional boundary struggles

Sammendrag

The news institution is under pressure globally, due to dramatic technological disruption, financial struggle, ideological and political critique (Reese, 2020). Criticism from far-right alternative media (Figenschou & Ihlebæk, 2019) and right-wing populist actors (Robinson, Carlson & Lewis, 2020), represent a particular form of attack on professional journalism that have proven difficult to tackle (Krämer & Langmann, 2020). Concurrently, the boundaries of the news institution are renegotiated and blurred as new alternative actors opposing the establishment enter the field. The present paper investigates boundary-work processes, between mainstream and alternative media, in the context of the Norwegian media system characterized by strong press organizations, strong consensus around professional ethical standards and a self-regulatory system guarding these principles (Hallin and Mancini 2004; Syvertsen et al 2014). Combining interviews with key stakeholders, document analysis and textual analysis, it analyzes institutional protection of normative boundaries after far right-alternative media actors repeatedly attempted to join key professional organizations (2018-2020). The institutional response is a process of ‘ethical cleansing’ (Raaum, 1999), clarifying and tightening the criteria for inclusion in the self-regulatory system. It demonstrates the professional ambivalence towards attempts of mainstreaming controversial alternative actors. On the one hand, it represents an opportunity to discipline and train nonprofessional newcomers. On the other, it represents a potential undermining of professional authority based on ethical journalism.

Bidragsytere

Tine Ustad Figenschou

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Institutt for journalistikk og mediefag ved OsloMet - storbyuniversitetet
Aktiv cristin-person

Karoline Andrea Ihlebæk

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Institutt for journalistikk og mediefag ved OsloMet - storbyuniversitetet
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