Converging Media, Diverging Politics

Converging Media, Diverging Politics

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What purpose does the news media serve in contemporary North American society? In this collection of essays, experts from both the United States and Canada investigate this question, exploring the effects of media concentration in democratic systems. Specifically, the scholars collected here consider, from a range of vantage points, how corporate and technological convergence in the news industry in the United States and Canada impacts journalism's expressed role as a medium of democratic communication. More generally, and by necessity, Converging Media, Diverging Politics speaks to larger questions about the role that the production and circulation of news and information does, can, and should serve. The editors have gathered an impressive array of critical essays, featuring interesting and well-documented case studies that will prove useful to both students and researchers of communications and media studies.Cable TV a€” HBO (7 variations, 8 international joint-ventures), Cinemax (7 Variations), CNN (8 Variations), Court TV, Time Warner ... promotions media a€” 5 magazines including TV Guide, Smart Source, Inside Out, donna hay, and the Weekly Standard Television and Film Production and Distribution a€” Direct Broadcast Satellite Television: BskyB, FOXTEL, DirectTV and Skyltalia a€” Cable Networks, withanbsp;...

Title:Converging Media, Diverging Politics
Author:David Skinner, James Robert Compton, Mike Gasher
Publisher:Lexington Books - 2005-01-01


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