Politics of Media Policy

ISBN-10: 0745628427
ISBN-13: 9780745628424
Edition: 2008 (Revised)
Authors: Des Freedman
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Description: Media industries are undergoing widespread and unsettling changes. This book evaluates some of the political ideas and arguments that underpin the policies that shape the British and American media environments. It is a fresh introduction to media  More...

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Book details

List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Polity Press
Publication date: 5/5/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Media industries are undergoing widespread and unsettling changes. This book evaluates some of the political ideas and arguments that underpin the policies that shape the British and American media environments. It is a fresh introduction to media policy debates and a political perspective on the dynamics of the contemporary media.

Des Freedman is Reader in Communications and CulturalStudies in the Department of Media and Communications, Goldsmiths, University of London. He is the co-author (with JamesCurran and Natalie Fenton) of Misunderstandingthe Internet (forthcoming 2011), author of The Politics of Media Policy (2008) and The Television Policies of the Labour Party, 1951-2001 (2003) andco-editor (with Daya Thussu) of War andthe Media: Reporting Conflict 24/7 (2003). He is an editor of the Sagejournal Global Media and Communication anda member of the research team in the Goldsmiths Leverhulme Media ResearchCentre.

Preface
Introducing Media Policy
Pluralism, Neo-liberalism and Media Policy
The Reinterpretation of Media Policy Principles
Dynamics of the Media Policymaking Process
Media Ownership Policies
Media Content Policies
The Disciplining of Public Broadcasting
The Politics of Digital
Britain and America in the World
Conclusion
References
Index

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