Media Ownership, Journalism and Diversity

What's Wrong With Media Monopolies?

Author: Steven Barnett

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN: 9781623561659

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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Media companies are in the midst of fundamental transformation. For those reconfiguring their business models, consolidation into larger entities seems an obvious strategy for survival, and there's growing pressure for a more relaxed approach to concentration of media ownership. Such industrial pragmatism, however, collides with the need for diversity of voice in a healthy democracy. Such tensions raise crucial questions about the nature and significance of different ownership regimes for journalism. It's important that we understand the trajectory of current policy thinking and explore alternative and more creative policy initiatives which might promote diversity without prejudicing business interests. Media Ownership, Journalism and Diversity analyses these issues within the UK using evidence gathered from personal interviews with senior policy makers and through analysis of evidence to a 2008 House of Lords select inquiry committee on news and media ownership, for which the author was specialist advisor. The material is set within a broader international context, and up through the period of the News Corp hacking crisis.
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African Americans and Mass Media

A Case for Diversity in Media Ownership

Author: Richard T. Craig

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739191276

Category: Social Science

Page: 118

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In African Americans and Mass Media, Richard T. Craig explores the relationship among the lack of media ownership diversity, in addition to the political, and economical, influences, and policy developments influencing media ownership. Craig also addresses the concern of growing media monopolies and the decline in minority media ownership since the passing of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, Focusing the policy argument on this act and the deregulation of media ownership, this book explores, the jeopardy jeopardizing of diminishedas well as the influence on content. Observing Black Entertainment Television (BET) in the last five years of African American ownership and the first five years of conglomerate ownership—paralleling the first decade after the Telecommunications Act was passed—the book includes information about the changes made to information programming on the network. Craig asserts that despite the overwhelming presence of African Americans holding executive positions with the network, Viacom, BET’s current owner, influences the network’s programming and relegates the cultural identity of the network to profit interests. BET is observed as a case study reflective of the importance ethnic media and perspectives reflective of cultural ethnic identities, targeting ethnic audiences. African Americans and Mass Media chronicles the significance of ethnic media, drawing particular attention to African American media in the United States, and advocates for increased communication policy development bolstering minority ownership.
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Media Freedom and Pluralism

Media Policy Challenges in the Enlarged Europe

Author: Beata Klimkiewicz

Publisher: Central European University Press

ISBN: 9639776734

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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The book addresses a critical analysis of major media policies in the European Union and the Council of Europe at the period of profound changes affecting both media environments and use, as well as the logic of media policy making and reconfiguration of traditional regulatory models. The analytical problem-related approach explores three problem areas: freedom of expression as a regulatory rationale, AVMS Directive and content-related regulation, and media pluralism and structural regulation. This volume offers a perspective of both "new" and "old" EU Member States on a media policy process seen as an integral part of a European communication space formation and exercise of communication rights. Book jacket.
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Media Pluralism and Diversity

Concepts, Risks and Global Trends

Author: Peggy Valcke,Miklos Sukosd,Robert Picard

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137304308

Category: Political Science

Page: 362

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Adopting a truly global, theoretical and multidisciplinary perspective, Media Pluralism and Diversity intends to advance our understanding of media pluralism across the globe. It compares metrics that have been developed in different parts of the world to assess levels of, or threats to, media pluralism.
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Media Concentration and Democracy

Why Ownership Matters

Author: C. Edwin Baker

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139461036

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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Firmly rooting its argument in democratic and economic theory, the book argues that a more democratic distribution of communicative power within the public sphere and a structure that provides safeguards against abuse of media power provide two of three primary arguments for ownership dispersal. It also shows that dispersal is likely to result in more owners who will reasonably pursue socially valuable journalistic or creative objectives rather than a socially dysfunctional focus on the 'bottom line'. The middle chapters answer those agents, including the Federal Communication Commission, who favor 'deregulation' and who argue that existing or foreseeable ownership concentration is not a problem. The final chapter evaluates the constitutionality and desirability of various policy responses to concentration, including strict limits on media mergers.
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Cross-Media Ownership and Democratic Practice in Canada

Content-Sharing and the Impact of New Media

Author: Walter C. Soderlund,Colette Brin,Lydia Miljan,Kai Hildebrandt

Publisher: University of Alberta

ISBN: 0888646828

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 160

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This is the first in-depth analysis of major French- and English-Canadian news companies to show the impact of cross-media ownership on the diversity of new content. Surprisingly, the study lays to rest fears over content convergence of newspaper and television network ownership by Canadian media giants Canwest Global, CTVglobemedia, and Quebecor. Content-sharing between newspaper and television properties of these giant companies did not occur. This leads the authors to examine why, and to assess problems that mass media in Canada will likely face in the coming years, particularly as newsrooms strive to adapt to new media and the online environment. Policy makers, media executives, and journalism students and professors will find this study invaluable.
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Media Ownership and Control

Law, Economics and Policy in an Indian and International Context

Author: Suzanne Rab,Alison Sprague

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1782254587

Category: Law

Page: 253

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Competition and diversity in media and communications are fundamental to a healthy economy and democracy. In India and internationally there is no consensus on the exact manner and scope of interventions that are appropriate to protect competition and pluralism in media markets. Many emerging economies including India are seeking to adopt their own regulation in this area taking their lead from the UK. The issues have been brought into sharp focus in India in recent years. First, the enactment and implementation of modern - but sector neutral - competition law under the Competition Act 2002 has caused a step change in regulation towards an economics and effects-based approach. Second, in 2013 the India telecoms regulator launched controversial reform proposals to apply a media-specific approach to ownership regulation. As academics, lawyers, businesses, regulators and policy-makers in India cast a glance at the international experience, this book examines the legal, economic and policy issues relating to regulation of ownership and control of media markets. The focus of comparative assessment is on examples from the European Union, EU Member States and the US.
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Media Ownership

The Economics and Politics of Convergence and Concentration in the UK and European Media

Author: Gillian Doyle

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761966814

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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Looks at media ownership policies in Great Britain and Europe.
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Media Policy

Convergence, Concentration & Commerce

Author: Euromedia Research Group

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446265242

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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The European media landscape is changing profoundly. In this wide-ranging and timely text, members of the Euromedia Research Group examine the ways in which national and supranational policy is reacting to these changes. The contributors consider: the consequences for broadcasting systems of satellite and cable delivery; the fate of public broadcasting under deregulation; the changes currently affecting print media and newspapers; the impact of media changes for political and social cultural life; and the significance of the Internet, the first true fruit of the telematic revolution in communication. The main themes of media policy analysis today are convergence, concentration and commercialization, and abundance through digitalization. Although media policy has changed drastically in its concerns and forms, the authors here argue that the need for an effective public communication policy in our `information society' is as pressing now as it ever was.
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Rethinking Media Pluralism

Author: Kari Karppinen

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 0823245128

Category: Political Science

Page: 239

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Contends that the notions of media pluralism and diversity have been reduced to empty catchphrases or conflated with consumer choice and market competition
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Media Pluralism and Diversity

Concepts, Risks and Global Trends

Author: Peggy Valcke,Miklos Sukosd,Robert Picard

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137304308

Category: Political Science

Page: 362

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Adopting a truly global, theoretical and multidisciplinary perspective, Media Pluralism and Diversity intends to advance our understanding of media pluralism across the globe. It compares metrics that have been developed in different parts of the world to assess levels of, or threats to, media pluralism.
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The Chinese media

more autonomous and diverse -- within limits

Author: Todd Hazelbarth,Center for the Study of Intelligence (U.S.)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 23

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Media Diversity and Localism

Meaning and Metrics

Author: Philip M. Napoli

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135250960

Category: Law

Page: 424

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Questions concerning the quality of media performance and the effectiveness of media policymaking often revolve around the extent to which the media system fulfills the values inherent in diversity and localism principles. This edited volume addresses challenges and issues relating to diversity in local media markets from a media law and policy perspective. Editor Philip M. Napoli provides a conceptual and empirical framework for assessing the success/failure of media markets and media outlets in fulfilling diversity and localism objectives. Featuring well-known contributors from a variety of disciplines, including media, law, political science, and economics, Media Diversity and Localism explores the following topics: *media ownership and media diversity and localism; *conceptual and methodological issues in assessing media diversity and localism; *minorities, media, and diversity; and *contextualizing media diversity and localism: audience behavior and new technologies. This substantive and timely volume speaks to scholars and researchers in the areas of media law and policy, political science, and all others interested in media regulation. It can also be used in a graduate seminar on media policy topics.
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China Ink

The Changing Face of Chinese Journalism

Author: Judy Polumbaum

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 0742573141

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 214

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This lively book explores changes in contemporary China through the compelling personal accounts of young Chinese journalists. Through a series of engaging oral histories, Judy Polumbaum puts a human face on vital issues of freedom of expression and information that will chart China's future.
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The Ethics of Journalism

The Decline of Newspapers and the Rise of Digital Media

Author: Angela Smith

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 0857734636

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

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The landscape in which journalists now work is substantially different to that of the twentieth century. The rise of digital and social media necessitates a new way of considering the ethical questions facing practicing journalists. This volume considers the various individual, cultural and institutional influences that have an impact on journalistic ethics today. It also examines the links between ethics and professionalism, the organisational promotion of ethical values and the tensions between ethics, freedom of information and speech, and the need to disseminate information. By comparing the theoretical underpinnings of journalistic ethics with a variety of international case studies, this volume provides a comparative global analysis of the ethical challenges faced by the media in the twenty-first century. It will be essential reading for students of journalism and practising journalists.
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Media Ownership and Concentration in America

Author: Eli M. Noam

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199720019

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 512

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The concentration of private power over media has been the subject of intense public debate around the world. Critics have long feared waves of mergers creating a handful of large media firms that would hold sway over public opinion and endanger democracy and innovation. But others believe with equal fervor that the Internet and deregulation have opened the media landscape significantly. How concentrated has the American information sector really become? What are the facts about American media ownership? In this contentious environment, Eli Noam provides a comprehensive and balanced survey of media concentration with a methodical, scientific approach. He assembles a wealth of data from the last 25 years about mass media such as radio, television, film, music, and print publishing, as well as the Internet, telecommunications, and media-related information technology. After examining 100 separate media and network industries in detail, Noam provides a powerful summary and analysis of concentration trends across industries and major media sectors. He also looks at local media power, vertical concentration, and the changing nature of media ownership through financial institutions and private equity. The results reveal a reality much more complex than the one painted by advocates on either side of the debate. They show a dynamic system that fluctuates around long-term concentration trends driven by changing economics and technology. Media Ownership and Concentration in America will be essential reading and a trove of information for scholars and students in media, telecommunications, IT, economics, and the history of business, as well as media industry professionals, business researchers, and policy makers around the world. Critics and defenders of media trends alike will find much that confirms and refutes their world view. But the next round of their debate will be shaped by the facts presented in this book.
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New Media, Old News

Journalism and Democracy in the Digital Age

Author: Natalie Fenton

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1847875742

Category: Social Science

Page: 220

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In a thorough empirical investigation of journalistic practices in different news contexts, 'New Media, Old News' explores how technological, economic and social changes have reconfigured news journalism, and the consequences of these transformations for a vibrant democracy in our digital age.
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Media ownership

research and regulation

Author: Ronald E. Rice

Publisher: Hampton Pr

ISBN: 9781572736849

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 452

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