Accepted journal article on mediatization of public bureaucracies

It’s everywhere! The media logic is taking over. Based on extensive fieldwork Kjersti Thorbjørnsrud, Tine Ustad Figenschou and I propose what we call a typology for how rule-based public organizations adapt to and adopt the news media’s implicit “logic of appropriateness.” It emphasizes the importance of (1) the news rhythm and (2) news formats, but also (3) how and why being in the media is valued by civil servants, and (4) how this leads to a reallocation of resources and responsibilities within the organization. The article is called “Mediatization of Public Bureaucracies: A Typology” and is accepted for publication in Communications: The European Journal of Communication Research.

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