Radio News in the Slovak Republic in the 21st Century

Ľubica Janáčková, Lucia Furtáková, Andrej Brník, Michal Cimerman


The present scientific study focuses on the issue of radio news in the 21st century. The ambition is to evaluate, at the time of writing this study, the current situation concerning news coverage in the most listened radio entities in the Slovak Republic. In this context, the basic characteristics of a public radio broadcaster and a private radio entity are also described. The results focus on the current state of radio news and its diverse interpretation in selected radio entities in Slovakia based on quantitative content analysis. The study details information on the nature of broadcast news in our research sample of the main news programmes of a public and a private radio broadcaster in Slovakia. It also sets out research questions and hypotheses focusing on the representation of news with a domestic and foreign focus, as well as which foreign countries dominate the foreign news coverage, and the themes in the foreign news coverage. The study summarizes the results of the research, generalizes the data, and also formulates conclusions that define radio news in the 21st century. The research section also includes interviews with executives from two selected media entities to support the results of the quantitative content analysis.

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