Editorial independence

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Editorial independence is the freedom of editors to make decisions without interference from the owners of a publication.

Editorial independence is tested, for instance, if a newspaper runs articles that may be unpopular with its advertising clientele or critical of its ownership.

"The media has increasingly grown to rely on automated decision-making to produce and distribute news. This trend challenges our understanding of editorial independence ..."[1]

The German Wikipedia contains the following definitions of levels of analysis regarding media related legal frameworks:

Polity means constitution of communications.

Politics means input by political agents.

Policies means output of laws, treaties, decisions, authorities etc.[2]

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What is Editorial Independence and How Does It Impact Publishing?


  1. ^ Drunen, Max van (2021-09-13). "Editorial independence in an automated media system". Internet Policy Review. 10 (3). ISSN 2197-6775.
  2. ^ Hans J. Kleinsteuber (ed.): Aktuelle Medientrends in den USA. Journalismus, politische Kommunikation und Medien im Zeitalter der Digitalisierung. Wiesbaden 2001, ISBN 3-531-13494-9.
  3. ^ "Blowing the Whistle On Your Own Station". Columbia Journalism Review. March 1, 2001. Retrieved 2008-09-10.
  4. ^ Schweitzer, Sarah (August 19, 2000). "Reporter wins suit over firing". St. Petersburg Times. Retrieved 2008-09-10.
  5. ^ "The media can legally lie". St. Louis Journalism Review. December 1, 2004. Retrieved 2008-09-10.