What is the status quo of the Namibian media system? What radio and TV stations, what newspapers and magazines compete for the attention of the Namibian citizen? What is the situation regarding press freedom and the formal education prospective journalists receive?
How do Namibian journalists select news? Is the so far European-focused News Value Theory a sensible explanatory approach for that? How does news selection differ from Namibia to Germany, from private to state media in Namibia, from print to broadcasting?
These are some of the central issues Andreas Rothe addresses in this English language version of his diploma thesis. It is the first of a series of excellent dissertations published by the Institut für Kommunikationsmanagement in Lingen.