Beyond Monopoly: Globalization and Contemporary Italian Mediaby Michela Ardizzoni
Current trends of globalization have influenced the social, economic, and political framework of national media worldwide. In recent years, the field of media studies has focused on globalization as a phenomenon that has greatly impacted the production and reception of media formats. By reshaping local economies, diversifying societies, and introducing digital technologies, the globalization of media has enacted a process of re-definition of national and local broadcasting. Beyond Monopoly: Globalization and Contemporary Italian Media examines the impact of globalization on contemporary Italian media. By engaging both the production and reception levels of different media, this volume assesses the extent to which Italian media have been part of current trends of media flows and have responded to the centrifugal and centripetal forces of globalization. The contributors to this edited volume touch upon a wide diversity of issues, such as foreign ownership on Satellite TV, the effects of digital technology on media policy making, and the framing of "Otherness" in the news. Beyond Monopoly provides a unique case study of the complexity of national media in the era of globalization that will appeal to students as well as scholars of global and national media systems.
Meet the Author
Michela Ardizzoni is assistant professor in the department of French and Italian and the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She is author of North/South, East/West: Mapping Italianness on Television. Chiara Ferrari is assistant professor of mass communication in the department of communication design at California State University, Chico.
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