Big Media, Big Money: Cultural Texts and Political Economics / Edition 2

Big Media, Big Money: Cultural Texts and Political Economics / Edition 2

by Ronald V. Bettig, Jeanne Lynn Hall
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1442204281

ISBN-13: 9781442204287

Pub. Date: 05/15/2012

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Big Media, Big Money is a lively and scathing critique of the contemporary communications industry, examining how media ownership and the profit-making motive affect the messages we receive in alarming ways. Through close readings of recent news events and critical examination of corporate influence, Bettig and Hall conclude that current interconnections among

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Big Media, Big Money is a lively and scathing critique of the contemporary communications industry, examining how media ownership and the profit-making motive affect the messages we receive in alarming ways. Through close readings of recent news events and critical examination of corporate influence, Bettig and Hall conclude that current interconnections among media, big business, government, and education pose a serious threat to democratic communications. The second edition includes three new chapters, covering the contemporary Hollywood film industry; the changing landscape of the music industry; and “ad creep,” the proliferation of advertising into previously ad-free venues such as schools and children’s television programming.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781442204287
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
05/15/2012
Edition description:
2nd Edition
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction: Beat the Press
Chapter 2 Media Merger Mania: Concentration in the Media Industry
Chapter 3 The Hollywood Film Industry: Do We Really Need It?
Chapter 4 The Music Industry: The Payer Calls the Tune
Chapter 5 The News and Advertising Industries: All the News That Fits
Chapter 6 Ad Creep: The Commercialization of Culture
Chapter 7 The Commercialization of Education: Students for Sale
Chapter 8 Media and Democracy: Taking it to the Streets
Acknowledgments

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