Journalists, games and media panics
Some of the typically Norwegian issues of journalism are connected to the idea of public service media, and the ideal of a democratic state where the public dialogue is open to all. In order to ensure this, the Norwegian state does not trust the free market mechanisms. Norway is a very small country, and in some areas there just isn’t enough space for the competition argument. The wish to make certain that all have a voice in a public debate and that all opinions can come forth, Norway uses both economic support and censorship: to assist, support and protect.
This leads to a complex symbiosis between the different media, the government and the market, where a topic in the media by definition is politicised and on the national agenda. Sometimes the state may seem to be run as much by the media as by politicians – sometimes it seems to be the other way around.
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