- Revised and updated, with a new preface by the author.
- Includes an overview of the impact of German Unification and an update on cable and satellite.
This book examines the modern German mass-media system in the context of the country's history, political culture and institutions. Throughout, the focus is on the distinctiveness of the German media policy 'profile' and the political controversies that have occurred over the mass media.
'No better introduction in English than [this] book.' American Journalism '... a useful contribution to one sector of public policy ... carefully done and detailed.' Times Higher Education Supplement '... a lucid, well-organized account of postwar developments in German media ... very suitable as a textbook for courses in international communications.' The European Studies Journal
The historical origins and early post-war development of the West German press system; controversies over the West German press system; the historical origins and early development of the West German broadcasting system; controversies over the public-service broadcasting system; the controversy over the introduction of the new media; the "dual broadcasting system" and multimedia diversification.
Series: Berg German Studies Series
Number Of Pages: 396
Published: 1st May 1994
Publisher: BERG PUBL INC
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 2