Big Media Big Money

Author: Ronald V. Bettig
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 144220429X
Format: PDF, Docs
Download Now
Big Media, Big Money is a lively and scathing critique of the contemporary communications industry. With three new chapters on the film industry, the music industry, and “ad creep,” the second edition takes a critical look at the ways that mass media and corporations shape our education, entertainment, and culture.

Handbook of Media Management and Economics

Author: Alan B. Albarran
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0805850031
Format: PDF, Mobi
Download Now
This comprehensive Handbook provides a synthesis of current work and research in media management and economics. The volume has been developed around two primary objectives: assessing the state of knowledge for the key topics in the media management and economics fields; and establishing the research agenda in these areas, ultimately pushing the field in new directions. Edited by three well-known and widely published scholars, the Handbook is the definitive source for study in media management and economics. Its chapters are organized into parts addressing the theoretical components, key issues, analytical tools, and future directions for research. Each chapter offers the current state of theory and scholarship of a specific area of study, and the volume contributors--all well established in their areas of specialty--represent domestic and international scholarship. With its unparalleled breadth of content from expert authors, the Handbook provides background knowledge of the various theoretical dimensions and historical paradigms, and establishes the direction for the next phases of research in this growing arena of study. Standing alone as a thorough summary of existing theory and research, the Handbook of Media Management and Economics will serve to stimulate future thought and research in the media management and economics disciplines. As such, this volume will be a required reference for students, professors, and industry practitioners for years to come.

Critical Political Economy of the Media

Author: Jonathan Hardy
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136486496
Format: PDF, ePub
Download Now
How the media are organised and funded is central to understanding their role in society. Critical Political Economy of the Media provides a clear, comprehensive and insightful introduction to the political economic analysis of contemporary media. Jonathan Hardy undertakes a critical survey of political economy scholarship encompassing worldwide literature, issues and debates, and relationships with other academic approaches. He assesses different ways of making sense of media convergence and digitalisation, media power and influence, and transformations across communication markets. Many of the problems of the media that prompted critical political economy research remain salient, he argues, but the approach must continue to adapt to new conditions and challenges. Hardy advances the case for a revitalised critical media studies for the 21st century. Topics covered include: media ownership and financing news and entertainment convergence and the Internet media globalisation advertising and media alternative media media policy and regulation Introducing key concepts and research, this book explains how political economy can assist students, researchers and citizens to investigate and address vital questions about the media today.

Challenging the News

Author: Susan Forde
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 0230360963
Format: PDF
Download Now
Community media journalists are, in essence, 'filling in the gaps' left by mainstream news outlets. Forde's extensive 10 year study now develops an understanding of the journalistic practices at work in independent and community news organisations. Alternative media has never been so widely written about until now.

Community in the digital age

Author: Andrew Feenberg
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
ISBN:
Format: PDF, ePub
Download Now
Community in the Digital Age features the latest, most challenging work in an important and fast-changing field, providing a forum for some of the leading North American social scientists and philosophers concerned with the social and political implications of this new technology. Their provocative arguments touch on all sides of the debate surrounding the Internet, community, and democracy.

Media in the Age of Marketization

Author: Graham Murdock
Publisher: Hampton Press (NJ)
ISBN: 9781572737303
Format: PDF
Download Now
This book explores the notion that the push toward marketization is the central force currently restructuring the communications landscape and examines the consequences of this development for the constitution of public culture. The contributors analyze the core institutional processes of marketization and assess their impact on the structure and operations of media and communication systems around the world over the last two decades. The chapters are organized over four key themes - consolidation, incorporation, globalization and resistance.