The Business of Media

Author: David Croteau
Publisher: Pine Forge Press
ISBN: 9781412913157
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The Second Edition of The Business of Media: Corporate Media and the Public Interest provides students with the critical, yet careful, analysis of the rapidly changing media industry that they need in order to get behind the headlines and understand our increasingly media-saturated society. Authors David Croteau and William Hoynes examine the possible influence media changes are having on society-paying particular attention to the tension between the media industry’s insatiable quest for profits and a democratic society’s need for a media system that serves the public interest. The Second Edition has been revised and updated to include analysis of the media business in the early years of the 21st century!

Public Interest and Private Rights in Social Media

Author: Cornelis Reiman
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 178063353X
Format: PDF, ePub
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Social media has an increasing role in the public and private world. This raises socio-political and legal issues in the corporate and academic spheres. Public Interest and Private Rights in Social Media provides insight into the use, impact and future of social media. The contributors provide guidance on social media and society, particularly the use of social media in the corporate sector and academia, the rising influence of social media in public and political opinion making, and the legal implications of social media. The Editor brings together unusual perspectives on the use of social media, both in developed and developing countries. This title consists of twelve chapters, each covering a salient topic, including: social media in the context of global media; the First Amendment and online calls for action; social media and the rule of law; social networks and the self; social media strategy in the public sector; social media in humanitarian work; social media as a tool in business education; social media and the ‘continuum of transparency’; business and social media; making a difference to customer service with social media; social analytics data and platforms; and altruism as a valuable dimension of the digital age. Provides a guide to the key components of corporate and academic use of social media Offers technological and non-technological, legal, and international perspectives Considers socio-political impact and legal issues

Business of Media Corporate Media and the Public Interest

Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 1490247335
Format: PDF
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Facts101 is your complete guide to Business of Media, Corporate Media and the Public Interest. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Why TV is Not Our Fault

Author: Eileen R. Meehan
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742524866
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

Public Broadcasting and the Public Interest

Author: Michael P. McCauley
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
ISBN: 9780765609908
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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As federal funding wanes and support from corporations and wealthy patrons rises, public broadcasting's role as vox populi has come under threat. This volume examines public broadcasting's development, its present day operation, and its prospects for the future. Covering everything from globalization and the Internet, to key issues such as race and class, to specific subjects such as advertising, public access, and grassroots radio, it provides a fresh and original look at a vital component of our mass media.

Framed

Author: Christopher R. Martin
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801488870
Format: PDF, ePub
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Christopher R. Martin argues that the mainstream news media (and the large corporations behind them) put the labor movement in a bad light even while avoiding the appearance of bias. Martin has found that the news media construct "common ground" narratives between labor and management positions by reporting on labor relations from a consumer perspective.Martin identifies five central storytelling frames using this consumer orientation that repeatedly emerged in the news media coverage of major labor stories in the 1990s: the 1991 94 shutdown of the General Motors Willow Run Assembly Plant in Ypsilanti, Michigan; the 1993 American Airlines flight attendant strike; the 1994 95 Major League Baseball strike, the 1997 United Parcel Service strike, and the 1999 protests against the World Trade Organization's conference in Seattle.In Martin's view, the news media's consumer "take" on the labor movement has the effect of submerging issues of citizenship, political activity, and class relations, and elevating issues of consumption and the myth of a class-free America. Instead of facilitating a public sphere, the democratic ideal in which the public can engage in discovery and rational-critical debate, Martin says, news organizations have fostered a consumer sphere, in which public discourse and action is defined in terms of consumer interests the impact of strikes, lock-outs, shut-downs, and protests on the general consumer economy and the price, quality, and availability of things such as automobiles, airline flights, and baseball tickets."

American Business and Political Power

Author: Mark A. Smith
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226764658
Format: PDF, ePub
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Most people believe that large corporations wield enormous political power when they lobby for policies as a cohesive bloc. With this controversial book, Mark A. Smith sets conventional wisdom on its head. In a systematic analysis of postwar lawmaking, Smith reveals that business loses in legislative battles unless it has public backing. This surprising conclusion holds because the types of issues that lead businesses to band together—such as tax rates, air pollution, and product liability—also receive the most media attention. The ensuing debates give citizens the information they need to hold their representatives accountable and make elections a choice between contrasting policy programs. Rather than succumbing to corporate America, Smith argues, representatives paradoxically become more responsive to their constituents when facing a united corporate front. Corporations gain the most influence over legislation when they work with organizations such as think tanks to shape Americans' beliefs about what government should and should not do.

America s Battle for Media Democracy

Author: Victor Pickard
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107038332
Format: PDF, Docs
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Drawing from extensive archival research, the book uncovers the American media system's historical roots and normative foundations. It charts the rise and fall of a forgotten media-reform movement to recover alternatives and paths not taken.

Rich Media Poor Democracy

Author: Robert W. McChesney
Publisher: New Press, The
ISBN: 1620970708
Format: PDF, Kindle
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First published to great acclaim in 2000, Rich Media, Poor Democracy is Robert W. McChesney’s magnum opus. Called a “rich, penetrating study” by Noam Chomsky, the book is a meticulously researched exposition of how U.S. media and communication empires are threatening effective democratic governance. What happens when a few conglomerates dominate all major aspects of mass media, from newspapers and magazines to radio and broadcast television? Since the publication of this prescient work, which won Harvard’s Goldsmith Book Prize and the Kappa Tau Alpha Research Award, the concentration of media power and the resultant “hypercommercialization of culture” has only intensified. McChesney lays out his vision for what a truly democratic society might look like, offering compelling suggestions for how the media can be reformed as part of a broader program of democratic renewal. Rich Media, Poor Democracy remains as vital and insightful as ever and continues to serve as an important resource for researchers, students, and anyone who has a stake in the transformation of our digital commons. This new edition includes a major new preface by McChesney, where he offers both a history of the transformation in media since the book first appeared; a sweeping account of the organized efforts to reform the media system; and the ongoing threats to our democracy as journalism has continued its sharp decline.

21st Century Communication A Reference Handbook

Author: William F. Eadie
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1506320694
Format: PDF
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Via 100 chapters, this 2-volume set (available in both print and electronic formats) highlights the most important topics, issues, questions, and debates any student obtaining a degree in the field of communication ought to have mastered for effectiveness in the 21st Century. The purpose is to provide undergraduate majors with an authoritative reference source that will serve their research needs going forward in this exciting field with more detailed information than encyclopedia entries but not as much jargon, detail or density as a journal article or a research handbook chapter.