Dealing with opinion power and media concentration in the platform era

PhD candidate

Theresa Seipp

University of Amsterdam
About Theresa

Power dynamics in the news ecosystem have changed since the advent of digitalisation and platformisation, which has implications for the actors involved in delivering (and even producing) news. As I explain elsewhere, individuals, newsrooms, and the entire media ecosystem are all seeing a shift in opinion power away from traditional news outlets to platform companies. However, current media regulations assume that only established legacy media, such as television, newspapers, and radio, have any influence over the public’s opinion and do not take the influence of platforms into consideration.