Review: Stefan Frerichs (2000). Bausteine einer systemischen Nachrichtentheorie. Konstruktives Chaos und chaotische Konstruktionen [Elements of a Systemic News-Theory. Constructive Chaos and Chaotic Constructions]

Martin Welker


The book provides an analysis of the news-industry from a rather fresh point of view. Well-established models like the gate-keeper or agenda-setting-model are criticized as insufficient to deal, for example, with the phenomenon of unexpected incidents. By the means of chaos-theory the author examines the production of news and the organization of editorial staffs. He opens the door for a rethinking of the journalist's and editor's work. However, there is no empirical support and no in-depth-analysis of a chaos-conceptual news-theory.
URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs0204323


news; journalism; communication; chaos theory; uncertainty


Copyright (c) 2002 Martin Welker

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