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Overview

In this important and wide-ranging text, Richard Collins combines original research with provocative analysis and argument. He focuses on the impact of new television technologies, national policies for television for television in North America and Europe, the effects of internationalisation, television news and documentaries and the history and likely development of media studies.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780044457657
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/11/1990
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1 Paradigm Lost? 1
2 Media Studies and Research on Information and Communication Technologies in the UK 25
3 The Language of Advantage: Satellite Television in Western Europe 52
4 The Prognosis for Satellite Television in the UK 74
5 White and Green and not much Re(a)d: The 1988 White Paper on Broadcasting Policy 92
6 Broadband Black Death Cuts Queues: The Information Society and the UK 116
7 Wall to Wall Dallas? The US-UK Trade in Television 151
8 Broadcasting and National Culture in Canada 167
9 National Culture: A Contradiction in Terms? 199
10 Walling Germany with Brass: Theoretical Paradigms in British Studies of Television News 225
11 Seeing is Believing: The Ideology of Naturalism 255
Index 273
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