ERIC Number: ED353617
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Press, Radio and Television in the Federal Republic of Germany. Sonderdienst Special Topic SO 11-1992.
Citing statistics that show that its citizens are well catered for by the mass media, this paper answers questions concerning the media landscape in the Federal Republic of Germany. The paper discusses: (1) Structure and framework conditions of the German media (a historical review of the mass media since 1945); (2) Press (including its particular reliance on local news and the creation of the world status media group, Bertelsmann AG); (3) News agencies and public relations work (which insure a "never-ending stream" of information); (4) Radio and Television (with emphasis on the Federal Republic's surprisingly large number of radio stations--public, commercial, and "guest"); (5) New communication paths and media (especially communication and broadcasting satellites and cable in wideband-channel networks); (6) The profession of journalist (which still relies on on-the-job training rather than university degrees); and (7) Help for the media in the Third World (professional training in Germany of journalists and technical experts from underdeveloped countries appears to be the most appropriate way to promote Third World media). An appendix includes Germany's Freedom of Speech Law, statistical data on daily press development, a list of the 10 newspapers and magazines with the largest circulation, data on television, a 12-item bibliography, and pertinent addresses. (NKA)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Inter Nationes, Bonn (West Germany).
Identifiers - Location: Germany; West Germany