News Media and the Öresund Region: A Case of Horizontal Europeanisation?

Jesper Falkheimer, Mark Ørsten, Mads Kæmsgaard Eberholst, Veselinka Möllerström

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This article presents a first attempt to investigate the news content and news routines of Danish and Swedish news media covering the Öresund region. From a theoretical per spective, the Öresund region can be considered a possible best-case example of what is categorised as horizontal Europeanisation, in other words, of the potential for increased communication linkages in news media content among European Union (EU) member states. We investigate this topic by analysing news content published by selected media outlets from 2002 to 2012 and by interviewing Danish and Swedish journalists who cover the region. We find that most news content does not mention the Öresund region, and that one reason for this lack might be that neither Danish nor Swedish reporters consider the region to be newsworthy.
Translated title of the contributionGrænseoverskridende journalistik i Øresundsregionen : Et eksempel på horisontal europæisering?
Original languageEnglish
JournalN O R D I C O M Review
Issue number1
Number of pages22
Publication statusPublished - 31 May 2017
EventICA 65th annual conference: Communication Across the Life Span - San Juan, Puerto Rico
Duration: 21 May 201525 May 2015


ConferenceICA 65th annual conference
CountryPuerto Rico
CitySan Juan
Internet address


Øresund Media Research

Eberholst, M. K.


Project: Research


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Øresundsinstituttets 15-års jubilæum

Mads Kæmsgaard Eberholst (Participant) & Mark Ørsten (Speaker)

18 May 2017

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