Extreme Moderation? Critical Political Economy as the Blindspot of Dutch Journalism Studies


  • Tabe Bergman


By way of content analyses and a Critical Discourse Analysis, this article characterizes the scholarship on Dutch journalism in the 21st century, finding that critical political economy is a blindspot. This article then argues for the salience of critical political economy by way of an indepth examination of the existing scholarship’s own findings, especially on sourcing and “media logic.” Finally, this article identifies causes of the neglect of critical political economy in the study of Dutch journalism. It concludes with discussing the consequences.