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Politics and the Mass Media

Politics and the Mass Media

Mark Wheeler

ISBN: 978-0-631-19784-3

May 1997, Wiley-Blackwell

288 pages

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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
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.


*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.