Public Service Media in Europe A Comparative Approach

Author: Karen Arriaza Ibarra
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317524551
Format: PDF
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Public service media (PSM) have been the mainstay of Western European broadcasting for a number of decades. Yet despite a general political consensus in favour of PSM, recent technological, economic and political changes have led to a questioning of their value. This new collection of essays explores the history of PSM in selected European countries, from their early establishment as the main media in many countries to charting their transformation and evolution in recent years. The contributions consider the political, economic and market-integration issues that impact PSM, while also highlighting the importance of the ideology that originally accompanied PSM in its initial years, to see how relevant they are in the contemporary world. The book consists of two complementary parts: Part I: Theoretical Aspects and Global Influences on Public Service Media in Europe Part II: A Comparative Analysis of Public Service Media across Europe With contributions from leading experts, the first part offers a thorough examination of the current concepts and conditions that influence PSM in Europe. The second offers a comparative study of PSM in several European countries including France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain and Sweden. Offering the most comprehensive study of the field to date, Public Service Media in Europe will be useful for students and researchers in public media, political communication, international and comparative media.

Public Policies in Media and Information Literacy in Europe

Author: Divina Frau-Meigs
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317242289
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Public Policies in Media and Information Literacy in Europe explores the current tensions in European countries as they attempt to tackle the transition to the digital age, providing a comparative and cross-cultural analysis of Media and Information Literacy (MIL) across Europe. This book takes a long-term perspective over the development of media education in Europe, and includes an appraisal of media, information, computer and digital literacies as they coalesce and diverge in the public debate over twenty-first-century skills. The contributors assess the various definitions of media and information literacy as a composite notion whose evolution as a cross-cultural phenomenon reveals various trends and influences in Europe. Throughout, this volume offers an in-depth coverage of MIL with all the different dimensions of policy-making, from legal frameworks to training, funding, evaluation and good practices. The authors propose modeling current MIL governance trends in Europe and conclude with a call for alternative and collective frames of research that they hope will influence policy-makers and other stakeholders, especially in terms of MIL governance. This collection is ideal for students and researchers of MIL, as well as policy makers, educators and associations interested in MIL in the digital age.

Contesting Religion

Author: Knut Lundby
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3110502062
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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As Scandinavian societies experience increased ethno-religious diversity, their Christian-Lutheran heritage and strong traditions of welfare and solidarity are being challenged and contested. This book explores conflicts related to religion as they play out in public broadcasting, social media, local civic settings, and schools. It examines how the mediatization of these controversies influences people’s engagement with contested issues about religion, and redraws the boundaries between inclusion and exclusion. FEATURED CONTRIBUTORS Lynn Schofield Clark, Professor of Media, Film, and Journalism at the University of Denver, Colorado, USA Marie Gillespie, Professor of Sociology at the Open University, UK Birgit Meyer, Professor of Religious Studies at Utrecht University, the Netherlands

Gender Equality and the Media

Author: Karen Ross
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317484681
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This edited collection draws on and expands the findings from a pan-European research project undertaken during 2012-13 which was funded by the European Institute for Gender Equality and aimed to explore three key issues in relation to gender and media: women’s inclusion in decision-making positions within media industries; how women are represented in the media; and what policies and mechanisms are in place to support women’s career development and promote gender equality. The research looked at 99 major media organisations across the EU including public and private sector broadcasters (TV and radio) as well as a number of major newspaper groups. Researchers also monitored TV programmes (factual only but including entertainment genres) across one week and coded 1200 hours of TV. In addition to elaborating the results from 16 of the participating nations, the collection includes a set of context-setting essays and a summarizing conclusion as well as a reflection on the purpose and utility of gender indicators. It is the first major work to look across the European media landscape and explore both employment and representation, providing a unique glimpse into the contemporary media scene in relation to gender equality, including examples of good and less good practice.

The Handbook of Comparative Communication Research

Author: Frank Esser
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136514236
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The Handbook of Comparative Communication Research aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of comparative communication research. It fills an obvious gap in the literature and offers an extensive and interdisciplinary discussion of the general approach of comparative research, its prospect and problems as well as its applications in crucial sub-fields of communications. The first part of the volume charts the state of the art in the field; the second section introduces relevant areas of communication studies where the comparative approach has been successfully applied in recent years; the third part offers an analytical review of conceptual and methodological issues; and the last section proposes a roadmap for future research.

Freiheit und Journalismus

Author: Andrea Czepek
Publisher: Nomos Verlag
ISBN: 3845280859
Format: PDF, Docs
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Die Bedrohung und die Grenzen von Freiheit im Journalismus gehören zu den großen aktuellen politischen Themen. Der Terroranschlag auf Charlie Hebdo, die Inhaftierung von Deniz Yücel, die Medienangriffe von Staatschefs wie Erdogan oder Trump, aber auch die wirtschaftlichen Rahmenbedingungen, die die journalistische Berichterstattung einschränken, machen deutlich, dass unabhängiger, freier Journalismus als Voraussetzung einer funktionierenden Demokratie und offenen Gesellschaft immer wieder verteidigt werden muss. Wissenschaftler_innen verschiedener Disziplinen aus unterschiedlichen Ländern diskutieren in ihren Beiträgen die verschiedenen Facetten von Pressefreiheit. Die Artikel lassen sich in die Bereiche "Freiheit und Politik", "Autonomie und Qualität" sowie "Internationale Perspektiven" einteilen. Sie sind als Anstoß zu weiterer Diskussion und Forschung gedacht, denn die komplexen Fragestellungen zeigen den Bedarf an handlungsleitenden wissenschaftlichen Erkenntnissen in Journalismus und Politik. Mit Beiträgen von Lisa Bolz, Juliette Charbonneaux, Andrea Czepek, Sudarshan Prasad Dahal, Filip Dingerkus, Kunda Dixit, Britta Gossel, Melanie Hellwig, Beate Illg, Guido Keel, Felix Koltermann, Corinna Lauerer, Kerstin Liesem, Eva Nowak, Tanjev Schultz, Saskia Sell, Vinzenz Wyss, Wilson Ugangu.

Comparative Media Policy Regulation and Governance in Europe

Author: Leen d'Haenens
Publisher: Intellect Books
ISBN: 1783208872
Format: PDF
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Unpacking the Policy Cycle - Critical Issues in Comparative Media Regulation and Governance in Europe represents the continuation and further development of a long tradition of media policy books, focusing on the development of media structures and media policy within Europe. It provides a comprehensive overview of the current European media in a period of more or less disruptive transformation. It maps the full scope of contemporary media policy and industry activities while also assessing the impact of new technologies and radical changes in distribution and consumption on media practices, organisations and strategies. Dealing with a good selection of critical issues in comparative media policy, regulation and governance, the book combines a critical assessment of media systems with a thematic approach. It starts out with the state of affairs at the level of media platforms, approaching these from a functional perspective, i.e. opinion and debate, news provision and entertainment. The book is both an academic book and a text book, as well as a source providing good practices for steering media policy, international communication and the media landscape across Europe.

Transparency and Funding of Public Service Media Die deutsche Debatte im internationalen Kontext

Author: Christian Herzog
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 365817997X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Durch ihren öffentlichen Auftrag und die Finanzierung durch die Haushaltsabgabe stehen ARD, ZDF und das Deutschlandradio unter einem besonderen Legitimations- und Rechtfertigungsdruck. Dabei rücken Forderungen nach transparenteren Finanz- und Gremienstrukturen der Sendeanstalten zunehmend in den Vordergrund. Neben der deutschen Debatte reflektiert der Band in 14 Länderfallstudien Entwicklungen und Diskussionen um die Zukunft der Finanzierung öffentlich-rechtlicher Medien und verbindet dabei medienpolitische Forschung und Praxis.

Routledge Handbook of Media Law

Author: Monroe E. Price
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415683165
Format: PDF, ePub
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Featuring specially commissioned chapters from experts in the field of media and communications law, this book provides an authoritative survey of media law from a comparative perspective. The handbook does not simply offer a synopsis of the state of affairs in media law jurisprudence, rather it provides a better understanding of the forces that generate media rules, norms, and standards against the background of major transformations in the way information is mediated as a result of democratization, economic development, cultural change, globalization and technological innovation. The book addresses a range of issues including: Media Law and Evolving Concepts of Democracy Network neutrality and traffic management Public Service Broadcasting in Europe Interception of Communication and Surveillance in Russia State secrets, leaks and the media A variety of rule-making institutions are considered, including administrative, and judicial entities within and outside government, but also entities such as associations and corporations that generate binding rules. The book assesses the emerging role of supranational economic and political groupings as well as non-Western models, such as China and India, where cultural attitudes toward media freedoms are often very different. Monroe E. Price is Director of the Center for Global Communication Studies at the Annenberg School for the University of Pennsylvania and Joseph and Sadie Danciger Professor of Law and Director of the Howard M. Squadron Program in Law, Media and Society at the Cardozo School of Law. Stefaan Verhulst is Chief of Research at the Markle Foundation. Previously he was the co-founder and co-director, with Professor Monroe Price, of the Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy (PCMLP) at Oxford University, as well as senior research fellow at the Centre for Socio Legal Studies. Libby Morgan is the Associate Director of the Center for Global Communication Studies at the Annenberg School for the University of Pennsylvania.

Kommunikationswissenschaft im internationalen Vergleich

Author: Stefanie Averbeck-Lietz
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3531189506
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Die Kommunikationswissenschaft hat sich national unterschiedlich entwickelt, unterliegt aber auch transnationalen Einflüssen. Der Band vergleicht kommunikationswissenschaftliche Forschung in Europa, den USA und exemplarisch den Schwellenländern. Welche Großregionen geben den Ton an? Gilt der Blick in die USA für alle Fachcommunities? Herrschen in der Theoriebildung nationale oder transnationale Referenzgrößen vor? In Bezug auf welche Basistheorien und welche Theorien mittlerer Reichweite? Im Mittelpunkt stehen zwei Forschungsbereiche, die die meisten nationalen Fachgemeinschaften miteinander teilen: die Öffentlichkeits- und die Nutzungsforschung. Welche Ausprägungen haben sie international und wie reagieren sie auf aktuelle Prozesse wie die Globalisierung und die Digitalisierung?