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Dynamics of Media Politics
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Dynamics of Media Politics
Broadcast and Electronic Media in Western Europe

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December 1991 | 224 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
The broadcasting and other electronic media are in the throes of a prolonged and vigorous restructuring. In this wide-ranging and illuminating text, members of the Euromedia Research Group analyze the nature, dynamics and directions of the changes currently affecting the Western European media.

Outstanding trends explored include the increasing importance of transnational multimedia corporations and the various challenges from commercialization and privatization to traditions of public service broadcasting. The authors also examine the widespread development of local radio and television stations and discuss their regulatory framework.

 
PART ONE: SETTING THE SCENE
 
From Structure to Dynamics
 
A Framework for the Analysis of Media Change in Europe in the 1990s
 
PART TWO: CROSSING BORDERS
 
The Building of Media Empires
 
Regulation of Media at the European Level
 
The Technology Factor
 
Television Content
Dallasification of Culture?

 
 
PART THREE: PRESSURES ON NATIONAL SYSTEMS
 
Public Broadcasting in a State of Flux
 
Public Service Broadcasting
Reactions to Competition

 
 
Small States in the Shadow of Giants
 
PART FOUR: MEDIA LOCALISM
 
The Global Village Stays Local
 
Models of Local Media Development
 
Regulation of Media at the Local Level
 
PART FIVE: CONCLUSION
 
Wake Up, Europe!

`This is a useful book for students of European audiovisual developments. For the dedicated professional it will also help to make sense of current trends in broadcasting' - Irish Communications Review

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