The Media Systems in Europe
Continuities and Discontinuities

Authors: Stylianos Papathanassopoulos; Andrea Miconi; Iliana Giannouli; Ioanna Archontaki; Achilleas Karadimitriou; Volker Grassmuck; Barbara Thomass; Thomas Andersson; Dessislava Boshnakova; Dessislava Dankova

© The Author(s) 2023

S. Papathanassopoulos, A. Miconi (eds.), The Media Systems in Europe, Springer Studies in Media and Political Communication

Date: 17 August 2023



This open access book traces the evolution of the European media landscape in the last 30 years, from 1990 to 2020. It is based on the theoretical classical hypotheses of regional media systems provided by Hallin and Mancini and at the same time puts them to test. The book further defines the proportions between geocultural patterns – national, regional, European, and global – to outline evolutionary trends in media landscapes. It analyzes to which degree European media have become more European, in the historical course of administrative unification and breaks the results down into concrete indexes and indicators.
The book discusses the media systems of the member states of the European Union through a regional perspective, identifying similarities, differences, as well as their convergence in the digital age. It sheds light on the evolution of media systems in Europe, introduces existing relevant theoretical perspectives, and offers an overview of the new developments in European media.
The book will appeal to students, researchers, and scholars of political science, communication, media, cultural, and policy studies, as well as practitioners and professionals interested in a better understanding of the European media landscape’s evolution.

You can download the full book here and on the EUMEPLAT Community on Zenodo here.

A presentation of the book took place in Rome on October 26, 2023. You can watch the video recording here.

The media coverage about the first EUMEPLAT book is available here.