The Politics of Media Policy
By (author) Des Freedman
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Politics of Media Policy by Des Freedman
Book DescriptionThe Politics of Media Policy provides a critical perspective on the dynamics of media policy in the US and UK and offers a comprehensive guide to some of the major points of debate in the media today. While many policymakers boast of the openness and pluralism of their media systems, this book exposes the commitment to market principles that saturates the media policy environment and distorts the development and application of democratic media policies. Based on interviews with dozens of politicians, regulators, special advisers, lobbyists and campaigners, The Politics of Media Policy considers how governments, civil servants and media corporations have shaped the drawing up of rules concerning a range of issues including: * Media ownership * Media content * Public broadcasting * Digital television * Copyright * Trade agreements affecting the media industries. The book identifies both the institutions and the arguments that dominate the development of these crucial media policies. It will be of interest to public policy and media professionals, researchers, activists and students indeed all those determined to understand and respond to the impact of neo-liberalism on the contemporary world.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780745628417
(229mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 4-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Media and Terrorism, Paperback (December 2011)
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Politics of Media Policy, Paperback (April 2008)» View all books by Des Freedman
Media industries are undergoing widespread and unsettling changes. This book evaluates some of the political ideas and arguments that underpin the policies that shape the British and American media environments. It is a fresh introduction to media policy debates and a political perspective on the dynamics of the contemporary media.
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Author Biography - Des Freedman
Des Freedman is Senior Lecturer in Communications and Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths College.
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