The Media for Democracy Monitor 2010

Period May 2012 to September 2012
Conductor Prof. Dr. Frank Marcinkowski
Assistance André Donk M.A.
Funding Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
Tags Democracy, expert interviews, secondary data


The project is part of an international media monitoring of the democratic quality of national media systems. The “Media for Democracy Monitor”  is based on a model of democracy asks for basic principles of freedom, equality and control regarding the media and then measures the media’s performance with  a set of performance indicators.  The German study gathers and analyses secondary data about key parameters of the media system and conducts interviews with journalists of leading German media outlets (Print, Radio, Television, Internet) and with delegates of media trade unions and journalistic associations.


Semi-standardized interviews, expert’s interviews, secondary data