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The Resource Media concentration and democracy : why ownership matters, C. Edwin Baker

Media concentration and democracy : why ownership matters, C. Edwin Baker

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Media concentration and democracy : why ownership matters
Title
Media concentration and democracy
Title remainder
why ownership matters
Statement of responsibility
C. Edwin Baker
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Objections to concentrated ownership of the mass media are widespread. Often, however, critics merely point to the fact of huge and growing media conglomerates without explaining precisely why this is bad. This book fills the gap in the critique of concentration. Firmly rooting its argument in democratic and economic theory, the book argues that a more democratic distribution of communicative power within the public sphere and a structure that provides safeguards against abuse of media power provide two of three primary arguments for ownership dispersal. It also shows that dispersal is likely to result in more owners who will reasonably pursue socially valuable journalistic or creative objectives rather than a socially dysfunctional focus on the "bottom line." The middle chapters answer those, including the current Federal Communications Commission, who favor "deregulation" and who argue that existing or foreseeable ownership concentration is not a problem. The final chapter evaluates the constitutionality and desirability of various policy responses to concentration, including strict limits on media mergers."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Baker, C. Edwin
Index
index present
LC call number
P96.E252
LC item number
U6257 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Communication, society, and politics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mass media
  • Freedom of the press
  • Freedom of the press
  • Mass media
  • United States
Label
Media concentration and democracy : why ownership matters, C. Edwin Baker
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-248) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
123232548
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 256 pages
Isbn
9780521868327
Lccn
2006013920
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)123232548
Label
Media concentration and democracy : why ownership matters, C. Edwin Baker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-248) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
123232548
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 256 pages
Isbn
9780521868327
Lccn
2006013920
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)123232548

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