Big Media Big Money

Author: Ronald V. Bettig
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 144220429X
Format: PDF, ePub
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Big Media, Big Money is a lively and scathing critique of the contemporary communications industry, examining how media ownership and the profit-making motive affect the messages we receive in alarming ways. Through close readings of recent news events and critical examination of corporate influence, Bettig and Hall conclude that current interconnections among media, big business, government, and education pose a serious threat to democratic communications. The second edition includes three new chapters, covering the contemporary Hollywood film industry; the changing landscape of the music industry; and “ad creep,” the proliferation of advertising into previously ad-free venues such as schools and children’s television programming.

Critical Political Economy of the Media

Author: Jonathan Hardy
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136486496
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

Why TV is Not Our Fault

Author: Eileen R. Meehan
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742524866
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Dispels the myth that the television industry is giving viewers the programming they want to see and, thus, we as viewers are responsible for the existence of shows like "Fear Factor" and yet another "Survivor". Introducing us to the political economy of television, the author covers programming and organizations that seek industry accountability.

Handbook of Media Management and Economics

Author: Alan Albarran
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113561167X
Format: PDF, Docs
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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. The Handbook's 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. 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.

Challenging the News

Author: Susan Forde
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 0230360963
Format: PDF
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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.

Dollarocracy

Author: John Nichols
Publisher: Nation Books
ISBN: 1568587112
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In the wake of the Citizen's United decision, elections will be controlled by moneyed interests as never before.

Author: 朗諾.貝提格琴.琳.霍爾(Ronald V. Bettig、Jeanne Lynn Hall)
Publisher: 漫遊者文化
ISBN: 9869467873
Format: PDF, Docs
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The Problem of the Media

Author: Robert D. McChesney
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 1583671064
Format: PDF
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The symptoms of the crisis of the U.S. media are well-known—a decline in hard news, the growth of info-tainment and advertorials, staff cuts and concentration of ownership, increasing conformity of viewpoint and suppression of genuine debate. McChesney's new book, The Problem of the Media, gets to the roots of this crisis, explains it, and points a way forward for the growing media reform movement. Moving consistently from critique to action, the book explores the political economy of the media, illuminating its major flashpoints and controversies by locating them in the political economy of U.S. capitalism. It deals with issues such as the declining quality of journalism, the question of bias, the weakness of the public broadcasting sector, and the limits and possibilities of antitrust legislation in regulating the media. It points out the ways in which the existing media system has become a threat to democracy, and shows how it could be made to serve the interests of the majority. McChesney's Rich Media, Poor Democracy was hailed as a pioneering analysis of the way in which media had come to serve the interests of corporate profit rather than public enlightenment and debate. Bill Moyers commented, "If Thomas Paine were around, he would have written this book." The Problem of the Media is certain to be a landmark in media studies, a vital resource for media activism, and essential reading for concerned scholars and citizens everywhere.

This Town

Author: Mark Leibovich
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0399170685
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A New York Times political feature correspondent and author of The New Imperialists examines the power wars and exploitative practices of the government in Washington, D.C., revealing how journalism careers are made and broken while news events and scandals are used as networking platforms. Reprint.