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Media Policy: An Introduction

ISBN: 978-0-631-20433-6
256 pages
October 1999, Wiley-Blackwell
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The book discusses the basic issues of principle, the processes of implementation and the actual consequences in practice.
  • Provides a cross-media analysis of media policy
  • Uses case studies to illustrate policy implementation
  • Includes chapter summaries, questions for discussion and a chapter on further reading
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Acknowledgements.

1. Introduction.

Part I: Contexts:.

2. Age of Darkness, Age of Enlightenment? The Intellectual Background.

3. Markets, Media and Moguls.

4. Technology -
Chance, Fate and Choice.

Part II: Principles:.

5. Freedom, Democracy and Enlightenment.

6. Protecting the State.

7. Protecting the Citizen, Protecting Society.

Part III: Practice:.

8. Actors in Performance.

9. Privacy, Accuracy and the Press Complaints Commission.

10. Remoulding Public Service Broadcasting: The Challenge to the BBC.

11. Intervention in the Newspaper Market Place.

12. Censorship, Classification and Censure.

13. Coping with Cultural Imperialism.

14. Further Reading.

References and Notes.

Index.
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David Hutchison is Senior Lecturer in Media Studies at Glasgow Caledonian University; for a number of years he was a member of the BBC General Advisory Council and of the Scottish Film Council.
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  • Provides a cross-media analysis of media policy
  • Uses case studies to illustrate policy implementation
  • Includes chapter summaries, questions for discussion and a chapter on further reading.
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"Impressive introduction to media policy debates" Times Higher

"Few (books) pare the subject back to its basics as readably as David Hutchison's Media Policy" Media,Culture and Society

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