Denmark is a highly industrialized constitutional monarchy in Scandinavia with a population of 5.8 million people (2018) and a mass media system that is characterized by strong, popular public service broadcasters and privately owned but state-subsidized newspapers. The country epitomizes the democratic corporatist model of Daniel C. Hallin and Paolo Mancini’s framework for media systems as it also has a popular mainstream press, a low degree of political parallelism, and a high degree of journalistic professionalism and self-regulation. Digitalization and the emergence of digital intermediaries, however, challenge the established order of the mass media in Denmark.

In the political realm, the unicameral parliament is elected through proportional representation of political parties at least every fourth year, and there is a tradition of coalition governments consisting of ...

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