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Media ownership [electronic resource] : the economics and politics of convergence and concentration in the UK and European media / Gillian Doyle.

By: Doyle, Gillian.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: London ; Thousand Oaks [Calif.] : SAGE, 2002Description: 1 online resource (vii, 192 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9781412931854 (electronic bk.); 1412931851 (electronic bk.); 9780761966814; 0761966811.Subject(s): Mass media -- Ownership -- Great Britain | Mass media -- Ownership -- Europe | Mass media policy -- Great Britain | Mass media policy -- Europe | Mass media -- Economic aspects | M�edias -- Propri�et�e -- Grande-Bretagne | M�edias -- Propri�et�e -- Europe | M�edias -- Politique gouvernementale -- Grande-Bretagne | M�edias -- Politique gouvernementale -- Europe | M�edias -- Aspect �economique -- Grande-Bretagne | M�edias -- Aspect �economique -- Europe | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Media Studies | Massamediaindustrie | Eigendomsverhoudingen | Fusies | Overheidsbeleid | Concentratie (bedrijfsleven)Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Media ownership.DDC classification: 302.230941 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Cover; Contents; Acknowledgements; Chapter 1 -- Introduction; Chapter 2 -- Media Concentrations and Pluralism; Chapter 3 -- Industrial and Economic Policy Aims; Chapter 4 -- Monomedia Expansion; Chapter 5 -- Cross-Media Expansion; Chapter 6 -- The Development of Regulation and Policy; Chapter 7 -- The 1996 Broadcasting Act -- An Analysis; Chapter 8 -- A New Future for Communications?; Chapter 9 -- Trends and Policy Responses across Europe; Chapter 10 -- Towards a Harmonized EU Policy Initiative?; Chapter 11 -- Conclusions; References; Index.
Summary: This book offers an up-to-date and timely critical overview of the contemporary media environment. The author: - examines the socio-political and cultural implications of media concentration - analyses how policy makers have responded - investigates the commercial and strategic advantages of consolidation - assesses the relationship between media ownership and economic performance, and - looks at the balance of power between politicians and media owners.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [180]-187) and index.

Cover; Contents; Acknowledgements; Chapter 1 -- Introduction; Chapter 2 -- Media Concentrations and Pluralism; Chapter 3 -- Industrial and Economic Policy Aims; Chapter 4 -- Monomedia Expansion; Chapter 5 -- Cross-Media Expansion; Chapter 6 -- The Development of Regulation and Policy; Chapter 7 -- The 1996 Broadcasting Act -- An Analysis; Chapter 8 -- A New Future for Communications?; Chapter 9 -- Trends and Policy Responses across Europe; Chapter 10 -- Towards a Harmonized EU Policy Initiative?; Chapter 11 -- Conclusions; References; Index.

This book offers an up-to-date and timely critical overview of the contemporary media environment. The author: - examines the socio-political and cultural implications of media concentration - analyses how policy makers have responded - investigates the commercial and strategic advantages of consolidation - assesses the relationship between media ownership and economic performance, and - looks at the balance of power between politicians and media owners.

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