From Ivory Tower to Twitter: Rethinking the Cultural Critic in Contemporary Media Culture

Music Journalism in the Era of the Second Digital Revolution

by Troels Østergaard

This PhD project examines the current state of music journalism in Germany and Denmark. Through content analysis and qualitative interviews it aims to answer two research questions:

1) What characterizes music journalism in established German and Danish media?

2) How does music journalism in German and Danish media respond to the technologically occasioned changes in popular music and music journalism?

The PhD project is part of a research project called “From Ivory Tower to Twitter” which investigates how an increasingly heterogeneous cultural public debate puts the traditional authority and legitimacy of cultural critics in the media to the test.