Converging Media, Diverging Politics: A Political Economy of News Media in the United States and Canada

Converging Media, Diverging Politics: A Political Economy of News Media in the United States and Canada

by James R. Compton
     
 

ISBN-10: 0739108271

ISBN-13: 9780739108277

Pub. Date: 10/28/2005

Publisher: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc

In these essays, experts from the US and Canada consider the purpose of news media in contemporary North America and the role that journalism plays as a medium of democratic communication. Specific topics include media policy and ownership in Canada; news agency dominance in international news on the Internet; and US media reform. As a whole, the collection speaks to

Overview

In these essays, experts from the US and Canada consider the purpose of news media in contemporary North America and the role that journalism plays as a medium of democratic communication. Specific topics include media policy and ownership in Canada; news agency dominance in international news on the Internet; and US media reform. As a whole, the collection speaks to larger questions about the role that the production and circulation of news and information does and should serve. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739108277
Publisher:
The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Publication date:
10/28/2005
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Prologue: Has a Free Press Helped to Kill Democracy? Chapter 2 Mapping the Threads Chapter 3 U.S. Media Policy Then and Now Chapter 4 So Much by So Few: Media Policy and Ownership in Canada Chapter 5 Clear Channel:The Poster Child for Everything that's Wrong with Consolidation Chapter 6 Aspergate: Concentration, Convergence, and Censorship in Canadian Media Chapter 7 Hyper-Commercialism and the Media: The Threat to Journalism and Democratic Discourse Chapter 8 News Agency Dominance in International News on the Internet Chapter 9 Bourdieu's "Show and Hide" Paradox Reconsidered: Audience Experiences of Convergence in the Canadian Mediascape Chapter 10 Reforming Media: Parries and Pirouettes in the U.S. Policy Process Chapter 11 Angels of the Public Interest: U.S. Media Reform Chapter 12 Journalism Education in the Posthistorical University Chapter 13 The Alternative Communication Movement in Quebec's Mediascape Chapter 14 Canadian Cyberactivism in the Cycle of Counterglobalization Struggles Chapter 15 Turning the Tide

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