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Media concentration and democracy

C. Edwin Baker

Media concentration and democracy

why ownership matters

by C. Edwin Baker

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  • 16 Currently reading

Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Mass media -- Ownership -- United States,
  • Freedom of the press -- United States

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index

    StatementC. Edwin Baker
    SeriesCommunication, society, and politics
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsP96.E252 U6257 2007
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiii, 256 p. ;
    Number of Pages256
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17213381M
    ISBN 100521868327, 0521687888
    ISBN 109780521868327, 9780521687881
    LC Control Number2006013920

      Media ownership and concentration has major implications for politics, business, culture, regulation, and innovation. It is also a highly contentious subject of public debate in many countries around the world. In Italy, Silvio Berlusconi's companies have dominated Italian politics. Televisa has been accused of taking cash for positive coverage of politicians in Mexico. The concept of “democratizing the media” has no real meaning within the terms of political discourse in Western society. Contents [hide] 1 Media ownership concentration 2 Media democracy movement 3 Feminism and media democracy 4 Internet media democracy 5 Criticism 6 See also 7 References 8 Further reading 8. 1 Books 9 External links.

    If democracy requires an informed citizenry, this trend spells trouble. Julia Cagé explains the economics and history of the media crisis in Europe and America, and she presents a bold solution. The answer, she says, is a new business model: a nonprofit media organization, midway between a foundation and a joint stock company. This is a must reading for anyone who wants to get a quick understanding of this troubling trend."—Susan J. Douglas, author of Growing Up Female with the Mass Media Category: Social Science Media Concentration And Democracy.

    Media Twenty Years of Media Consolidation Has Not Been Good For Our Democracy. The media has become controlled by a handful of corporations thanks to .   In conclusion, the concentration of media ownership is an issue that must be addressed. To put so much power into the hands of so few is against the principles of democracy. These media officials are the individuals that have perhaps the strongest influence over the public out of all of the people in positions of power.


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This timely book is packed with original and significant discussions of democracy, the First Amendment, media economics, the Internet, and media policy."Cited by:   Firmly rooting its argument in democratic and economic theory, the book argues that a more democratic distribution of communicative power within the public sphere and a structure that provides safeguards against abuse of media power provide two of three primary arguments for ownership dispersal/5.

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Edwin Baker In the first chapter, in only fifty-three brilliant pages, we have a sweeping encyclopedic look at the issue, how the current empiric framing of the issue misses the point entirely, and a straightforward argument why we should return to.

The book under review here, Media Concentration and Democracy, continues both the concern with ensuring that the mass media make their due contribution to a robust and healthy democracy and the reliance on sophisticated : Roger A.

Shiner, Sara Weaver. This chapter describes media ownership and concentration in South Africa. After a quick look at the South African media scene, the chapter analyzes print media (newspapers, book publishing, magazine publishing), audiovisual media (radio, broadcast television, multichannel TV platforms, video channels, film), telecommunications media (wireline and wireless telecom), and Internet media.

This book fills the gap in the critique of concentration. Firmly rooting its argument in democratic and economic theory, the book argues that a more democratic distribution of communicative power within the public sphere and a structure that provides safeguards against abuse of media power provide two of three primary arguments for ownership.

Media concentration has been an issue around the world. To some observers the power of large corporations has never been higher. To others, the Internet has brought openness and diversity. What perspective is correct. The answer has significant implications for politics, business, culture, regulation, and innovation.

It addresses a highly contentious subject of public debate in many. The 'canonic' text on the topic of property concentration is the book by Edwin Baker () Media Concentration and Democracy in which the author argues that the dispersal of media. The relationship between media and democracy is subject to debate in Western society.

Concerns about the influence of media over elections and political views stem from the conglomeration and merging of several companies that might constitute an. The essay discusses Edwin Baker's recent book Media Concentration and Democracy: Why Ownership Matters (CUP ), and compares Baker's views with those taken by the Senate of Canada in their Media Concentration and Democracy: Why Ownership Matters, by C.

Edwin Baker Fighting for Air: The Battle to Control America's Media, by Eric Klinenberg Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, pp. $ cloth; $ paper New York: Metropolitan Books, pp. $ cloth; $ paperCited by: 1. Overview Firmly rooting its argument in democratic and economic theory, the book argues that a more democratic distribution of communicative power within the public sphere and a structure that provides safeguards against abuse of media power provide two of three primary arguments for ownership : $ Concentration of media ownership (also known as media consolidation or media convergence) is a process whereby progressively fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media.

Contemporary research demonstrates increasing levels of consolidation, with many media industries already highly concentrated and dominated by a very small number of. Media Concentration and Democracy: Why Ownership Matters (Communication, Society and Politics) by C.

Edwin Baker Paperback $ Customers who viewed this item also viewed Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1 This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is by: book In the Service of Power: Media Capture and the Threat to Democracy is a product of the Center for International Media Assistance at the National Endowment for Democracy;” (2) the report is used solely for personal, noncommercial, or informational use; and (3) no modifications of the report are made.

ISBN Many of the concepts in this book are the result of a twenty-year Vulcan mind-meld with Gene Kimmelman of Consumers Union. Steve Cooper provided the initial drafts of most of the material in Chapters 3 and 4 and reviewed numerous drafts ofFile Size: KB.

Media Concentration and Democracy: Why Ownership Matters is his finest book to date and is certain to become a classic text.

It also proves indispensable analysis for one of the great policy issues of our times. Anyone who reads this book will have their positions on the issue challenged and strengthened.".$ $ Ebook Firmly rooting its argument in democratic and economic theory, the book argues that a more democratic distribution of communicative .Christopher Dornan concludes the book with a review essay examining recent books on media and democracy.

Ideally, democracy and media coexist and support each other through a process of negotiation hopefully aimed at developing a consensus about the public interest. "Media and Democracy "is an intriguing examination of these two important.