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Who Owns the Media?: Competition and Concentration in the Mass Media industry / Edition 3

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805829365
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/1/2000
  • Series: Routledge Communication Series , #3
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 632
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.27 (d)

Table of Contents

Contents: C. Sterling, Foreword. Preface. B.M. Compaine, The Newspaper Industry. D. Gomery, The Book Publishing Industry. B.M. Compaine, The Magazine Industry. D. Gomery, The Television Industries: Broadcast, Cable, and Satellite. D. Gomery, Radio Broadcasting and the Music Industry. D. Gomery, The Hollywood Film Industry: Theatrical Exhibition, Pay TV, and Home Video. B.M. Compaine, The Online Information Industry. B.M. Compaine, Who Owns the Media Companies? D. Gomery, Interpreting Media Ownership. B.M. Compaine, Distinguishing Between Concentration and Competition. Afterword.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2000

    Media ownership is less concentrated than 20 years ago.

    Who owns the media? This thorough update of my 1979 benchmarkand 1982 revisit of media ownership again tackles this question, providing a detailed examination of the current state of the media industry. Retaining the wealth of data of the earlier volumes, co-author Douglas Gomery and I chronicle the myriad changes in the media industry and the factors contributing to these changes. We 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. One of many conclusions is that the media, by some measures, is more diverse and less concentrated than 20 years ago. This third edition of WOTM has been reorganized and expanded, reflecting the evolution of the media industry structure. Broadcast television, cable, and satellite are now addressed in a single chapter, the video cassette industry is given consideration as part of the film business, and music publishing has been added to radio. The Internet is discussed in a new chapter. The text is supplemented by numerous tables and graphs, offering clear overviews of historical developments and current status. Looking beyond conventional wisdom and expectations, we 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. As an author of the book, clearly this is not so much a review as a description of the book. I gave it 5 stars because the BN.Com submission form required a rating of some sort; you'd expect me to give it fewer stars?

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