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Politics and the Mass Media

ISBN: 978-0-631-19784-3
288 pages
May 1997, Wiley-Blackwell
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This superlative introduction to the political role of the mass media provides a detailed consideration of the political and philosophical implications of the changing communications landscape
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List of Tables.


1. The Traditional Paradigms: Political Theories of the Mass Media.

2. The Development of the British Press.

3. The Contemporary British Press.

4. The British Public Service Broadcasting System.

5. Whither Public Service Broadcasting System.

6. Whither Public Service Broadcasting?.

8. Democracy and the Information Superhighways.

9. Conclusion.

Select Bibliography.


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The author is Lecturer in the Department of Politics and Modern History, London Guildhall University.
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*Takes a distinctive approach, focusing on the theoretical issues underpinning politics and the mass media.
* Provides up-to-date coverage of the latest multi-media developments and new technologies.
* Each chapter is supported by opening and concluding summaries as well as suggestions for further reading.
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