Who Owns the Media?
Competition and Concentration in the Mass Media Industry 3rd Revised edition
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Who Owns the Media? by Benjamin M. Compaine
Book DescriptionThis thorough update to Benjamin Compaine's original 1979 benchmark and 1982 revisit of media ownership tackles the question of media ownership, providing a detailed examination of the current state of the media industry. Retaining the wealth of data of the earlier volumes, Compaine and his co-author Douglas Gomery chronicle the myriad changes in the media industry and the factors contributing to these changes. They also examine how the media industry is being reshaped by technological forces in all segments, as well as by social and cultural reactions to these forces. This third edition of Who Owns the Media? has been reorganized and expanded, reflecting the evolution of the media industry structure. Looking beyond conventional wisdom and expectations, Compaine and Gomery examine the characteristics of competition in the media marketplace, present alternative positions on the meanings of concentration, and ultimately urge readers to draw their own conclusions on an issue that is neither black nor white. Appropriate for media practitioners and sociologists, historians, and economists studying mass media, this volume can also be used for advanced courses in broadcasting, journalism, mass communication, telecommunications, and media education. As a new benchmark for the current state of media ownership, it is invaluable to anyone needing to understand who controls the media and thus the information and entertainment messages received by media consumers.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780805829365
(254mm x 178mm x 32mm)
Imprint: Routledge Member of the Taylor and Francis Group
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Publish Date: 13-Jul-2000
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Benjamin M. Compaine
Communications Policy in Transition, Hardback (December 2001)
A collection of research reports on policy issues involving telecommunications, particularly the Internet.
Digital Divide, Paperback (July 2001)
This book presents data supporting the existence of a gap--along racial, economic, ethnic, and education lines--between those who have access to the latest information technologies and those who do not.
Internet Upheaval, Hardback (November 2000)
Exploring how information technologies, in particular the Internet, are upending fundamental economic and social structures.
Competition, Regulation, and Convergence, Hardback (October 1999)» View all books by Benjamin M. Compaine
This is a collection of papers from the 1998 Telecommunications Policy Research Conference. Topics include: price squeezing through bundled pricing; trademarks and domain names; regulating anti-competitive behaviour in the Internet market; IP-based local access network; and universal service.
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