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The contradictions of media power, Des Freedman

Label
The contradictions of media power
Title
The contradictions of media power
Statement of responsibility
Des Freedman
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Media power is a crucial, although often taken for granted, concept. We assume, for example, that the media are 'powerful'; if they were not, why would there be so many controversies over the regulation, control and impact of communicative institutions and processes? Further, we assume that this 'power' is somehow problematic; audiences are often treated as highly susceptible to media influence and too much 'power' in the hands of one organization or individual is seen as risky and potentially dangerous. These concerns have been at the heart of recent controversies involving the relationships between media moguls and political elites, the consequences of phone hacking in the UK, and the emerging influence of social media as vital gatekeepers. Yet it is still not clear what we mean by media power or how effective it is. This book evaluates contrasting definitions of media power and looks at the key sites in which power is negotiated, concentrated and resisted - politically, technologically and economically. Combining an evaluation of both previous literature and new research, the book seeks to establish an understanding of media power which does justice to the complexities and contradictions of the contemporary social world. It will be important reading for undergraduates, postgraduates, researchers and activists alike"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Freedman, Des
Index
index present
LC call number
P95.8
LC item number
.F729 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mass media
  • Mass media
  • Mass media
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Civil Rights
  • Mass media
  • Mass media
  • Mass media
Label
The contradictions of media power, Des Freedman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 147-167) 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
Contents
Approaches to media power -- Elites, ownership and media power -- Media policy and power -- Power shifts and social media -- Challenging media power -- Conclusions: media power paradigms revisited
Control code
890249144
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 179 pages
Isbn
9781849660730
Lccn
2014010313
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)890249144
Label
The contradictions of media power, Des Freedman
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 147-167) 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
Contents
Approaches to media power -- Elites, ownership and media power -- Media policy and power -- Power shifts and social media -- Challenging media power -- Conclusions: media power paradigms revisited
Control code
890249144
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 179 pages
Isbn
9781849660730
Lccn
2014010313
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)890249144

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