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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Diversity and the Media

Author: Monika Metykova

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137286016

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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Diversity and the Media offers a concise and interdisciplinary overview of the relationship between diversity and media. Focusing on media regulation in democratic societies throughout, individual chapters explore how different conceptions of diversity relate to media audiences, media workforces, media outlets and media content. Drawing on research approaches grounded in the political economy of media, political communication, media economics and critical media industry studies, the book analyses a wide range of current and historical examples from the UK, the US and Europe. This far-reaching and inclusive text is an invaluable resource for students and academics from media, communication studies, journalism, cultural studies and sociology backgrounds.
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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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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

View: 2007

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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Cross-Media Ownership and Democratic Practice in Canada

Content-Sharing and the Impact of New Media

Author: Walter C. Soderlund

Publisher: University of Alberta

ISBN: 0888646054

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 160

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Groundbreaking study of cross-media ownership allays concerns of content convergence monopolization among newspapers and television.
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Journalism and Free Speech

Author: John Steel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136641866

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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"Journalism and Free Speech brings together for the first time an historical and theoretical exploration of journalism and its relationship with the idea of free speech. Though freedom of the press is widely regarded as an essential ingredient to democratic societies, the relationship between the idea of freedom of speech and the practice of press freedom is one that is generally taken for granted. Censorship, in general terms is an anathema. This book explores the philosophical and historical development of free speech and critically examines the ways in which it relates to freedom of the press in practice. The main contention of the book is that the actualisation of press freedom should be seen as encompassing modes of censorship which place pressure upon the principled connection between journalism and freedom of speech. Topics covered include: The Philosophy of Free SpeechJournalism and Free SpeechPress Freedom and the Democratic ImperativeNew Media and the Global Public SphereRegulating JournalismPrivacy and DefamationNational Security and InsecurityOwnershipNews, Language Culture and CensorshipThis book introduces students to a wide range of issues centred around freedom of speech, press freedom and censorship, providing an accessible text for courses on journalism and mass media"--
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Localism, Diversity, and Media Ownership

Hearing Before the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, United States Senate, One Hundred Tenth Congress, First Session, November 8, 2007

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Consolidation and merger of corporations

Page: 71

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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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This book examines race, media, and ownership diversity and argues that growing conglomerate media ownership hinders the diversity of voices and content. The focus on minority media ownership and the declining presence of minority media owners addresses a variety of social and political concerns connected to communication policy development.
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Journalism and New Media

Author: John V. Pavlik

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231502672

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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Ubiquitous news, global information access, instantaneous reporting, interactivity, multimedia content, extreme customization: Journalism is undergoing the most fundamental transformation since the rise of the penny press in the nineteenth century. Here is a report from the front lines on the impact and implications for journalists and the public alike. John Pavlik, executive director of the Center for New Media at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, argues that the new media can revitalize news gathering and reengage an increasingly distrustful and alienated citizenry. The book is a valuable reference on everything from organizing a new age newsroom to job hunting in the new media.
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World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development

Author: UNESCO

Publisher: UNESCO

ISBN: 9230012017

Category: Social Science

Page: 108

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This publication offers a groundbreaking look at recent evolutions in media freedom, independence, pluralism and journalist safety. These areas are explored in depth in each region and with respect to gender and global media. The overarching trend observed throughout the study is one of disruption brought on by technology and to a lesser extent the global economic crisis, with mixed results for freedom of expression and media development. World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development is a key resource for governments, the media, academia, the private sector and civil society, and is an essential read for anyone interested in the contemporary media environment.
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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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Journalism

A Beginner's Guide

Author: Sarah Niblock

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 178074160X

Category: Social Science

Page: 168

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Journalism today is moving faster than ever before. With web 2.0, blogging, huge media conglomerates, 24-hours news networks, and tight legal frameworks, what is the purpose of journalism in the digital age? With priorities shifting, do journalists still strive for truth or are they solely concerned with "infotainment" -- driven by sales and ratings? This captivating guide explains the history of journalism, its everyday workings, and the ethical dilemmas that modern journalists face. Sarah Niblock is Head of Journalism at Brunel University, UK. As a journalist, she has written for the Independent, the Guardian, the Telegraph, and Cosmopolitan Magazine.
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The Concise Encyclopedia of Communication

Author: Wolfgang Donsbach

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118789237

Category: Social Science

Page: 704

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This concise volume presents key concepts and entries from the twelve-volume ICA International Encyclopedia of Communication (2008), condensing leading scholarship into a practical and valuable single volume. Based on the definitive twelve-volume IEC, this new concise edition presents key concepts and the most relevant headwords of communication science in an A-Z format in an up-to-date manner Jointly published with the International Communication Association (ICA), the leading academic association of the discipline in the world Represents the best and most up-to-date international research in this dynamic and interdisciplinary field Contributions come from hundreds of authors who represent excellence in their respective fields An affordable volume available in print or online
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Journalism Education, Training and Employment

Author: Bob Franklin,Donica Mensing

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136835660

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 236

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During this period of rapid and significant change in journalistic practices, journalism educators are re-examining their own profession and contributing to the invention of new models and practices. This edited volume of studies by respected international scholars describes the diverse issues journalism educators are grappling with and the changes they are making in purpose and practice. The book is organized into three sections -- education, training and employment – that explore common themes: How the assumptions embedded in journalism education are being examined and revised in the light of transformative changes in communication; How the definitions of journalism and journalists are broadening in scope and what this means for educators; How newsrooms and training programs around the world are being re-examined and made more effective. An introductory essay and section summaries provide context for the thirteen chapters that constitute the collection. The section on journalism education explores fundamental ways educators are seeking to make their institutions and practices stronger and more responsive. The section on training includes case studies of journalism training programs in sub-Saharan Africa, Turkey, Sweden and the U.S. The final section examines the job prospects and employment market for journalism students with data from the U.S., U.K, Australia, and Sweden. The scope of issues considered in the book makes it a valuable resource for journalism scholars from around the world, as well as doctoral students, journalism and communication administrators in universities, organizations that fund journalism training programs, and practitioners interested in understanding employment and education trends.
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Ethical Issues in Journalism and the Media

Author: Andrew Belsey,Ruth Chadwick

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134914806

Category: Philosophy

Page: 196

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This book examines the ethical concepts which lie at the heart of journalism, including freedom, democracy, truth, objectivity, honesty and privacy. The common concern of the authors is to promote ethical conduct in the practice of journalism, as well as the quality of the information that readers and audience receive from the media.
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Publicity and the Canadian State

Critical Communications Perspectives

Author: Kirsten Kozolanka

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442669314

Category: Social Science

Page: 392

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Publicity pervades our political and public culture, but little has been written that critically examines the basis of the modern Canadian “publicity state.” This collection is the first to focus on the central themes in the state’s relationship with publicity practices and the “permanent campaign,” the constant search by politicians and their strategists for popular consent. Central to this political popularity contest are publicity tools borrowed from private enterprise, turning political parties into sound bites and party members into consumers. Publicity and the Canadian State is the first sustained study of the contemporary practices of political communication, focusing holistically on the tools of the publicity state and their ideological underpinnings: advertising, public opinion research, marketing, branding, image consulting, and media and information management, as well as related topics such as election law and finance, privacy, think-tank lobbying, and non-election communication campaigns. Bringing together contemporary Canadian analysis by scholars in a number of fields, this collection will be a welcome new resource for academics, public relations and policy professionals, and government communicators at all levels.
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Journalism Education in Countries with Limited Media Freedom

Author: Beate Ursula Josephi

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9781433110849

Category: Education

Page: 263

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"Journalism education, surrounded by `media tsunamis', continues to expands as a crucial area of professional and academic life. It gets to the roots of media-society relations. This volume gives important food for thought to the problematic classification of countries to free, partly free, and not free." Kaarle Nordenstreng, University of Tampere --Book Jacket.
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News Incorporated

Corporate Media Ownership and Its Threat to Democracy

Author: Elliot D. Cohen

Publisher: Pyr Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 319

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Examines how the media's portrayal of world events can be influenced by government, corporate, and religious pressures.
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