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Challenges of News Policy in the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB): A Qualitative Study

Taher Roshandel Arbatani, Somayeh Labafi () and Afshin Omidi

International Journal of Academic Research in Accounting, Finance and Management Sciences, 2016, vol. 6, issue 2, 184-195

Abstract: Policy-making plays an important role in the sphere of public media and shapes the sphere of communications in any society. Study of the process of media policy and the way a proper policy could be made so to accomplish the goals, expectations and wishes is a necessary issue in the area of media studies. Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB), as a state media, is the largest source of information in Iran. The present paper aimed to analyze the backgrounds of news policy for presidential election in this state media using theme analysis and questionnaire method. Experts and specialists in the field of news and news policy and also the directors of IRIB were interviewed for collecting the required information. Analysis of collected data and information has been presented as prioritization of input news policies in this media, categories of news policymakers, and prioritization of long-term, mid-term, and short-term news policies in this media.

Keywords: News; policy; news policy; presidential election; Iranian broadcast (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016
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