The contributors consider: the consequences for broadcasting systems of satellite and cable delivery; the fate of public broadcasting under deregulation; the changes currently affecting print media and newspapers; the impact of media changes for political and social cultural life; and the significance of the Internet, the first true fruit of the telematic revolution in communication.
The main themes of media policy analysis today are convergence, concentration and commercialization, and abu
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Table of ContentsIntroductionChanging Media and Changing Society - Karen SiunePART ONE: STRUCTURAL CHANGESThe European Newspaper Market - Els de Bens and Helge [sl]OstbyeDoes Public Broadcasting Have a Future? - Karen Siune and Olof Hult[ac]enMedia Concentration and the Public Interest - Werner A Meier and Josef TrappelPART TWO: TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGESThe Digital Future - Hans J KleinsteuberThe Internet - Wolfgang Treutzschler A New Mass Medium?Convergence - Bernt Stubbe [sl]Ostergaard Legislative DilemmasPART THREE: MEDIA AND SOCIOCULTURAL CHANGECommercialization and Beyond - Denis McQuailPoliticization in Decline? - Kees Brants and Karen SiuneMedia Use in the European Household - Mary J KellyThe Media in the Age of Digital Communication - Els de Bens and Gianpietro MazzoleniPART FOUR: POLICY RESPONSESDebating National Policy - Claude SorbetsMedia Concentration - Josef Trappel and Werner A Meier Options for PolicyEuropean Policy Initiatives - Mario Hirsch and Vibeke G PetersenCONCLUSIONLooking to the Future - Denis McQuail