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Who Owns the Media? : Competition and Concentration in the Mass Media industry - Benjamin M. Compaine

Who Owns the Media?

Competition and Concentration in the Mass Media industry

Paperback Published: 13th July 2000
ISBN: 9780805829365
Number Of Pages: 632

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This 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.

Tables and Figuresp. ix
Forewordp. xv
Prefacep. xix
The Newspaper Industryp. 1
The Book Publishing Industryp. 61
The Magazine Industryp. 147
The Television Industries: Broadcast, Cable, and Satellitep. 193
Radio Broadcasting and the Music Industryp. 285
The Hollywood Film Industry: Theatrical Exhibition, Pay TV, and Home Videop. 359
The Online Information Industryp. 437
Who Owns the Media Companies?p. 481
Interpreting Media Ownershipp. 507
Distinguishing Between Concentration and Competitionp. 537
Afterwordp. 583
Author Indexp. 587
Subject Indexp. 593
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ISBN: 9780805829365
ISBN-10: 0805829369
Series: Communication (Hillsdale, N. J.).
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 632
Published: 13th July 2000
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 17.78  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 1.11
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: New edition

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