9780739113066

Converging Media, Diverging Politics A Political Economy of News Media in the United States and Canada

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  • ISBN13:

    9780739113066

  • ISBN10:

    0739113062

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-09-28
  • Publisher: Lexington Books

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Summary

What purpose does the news media serve in contemporary North American society? In this collection of essays, experts from both the United States and Canada investigate this question, exploring the effects of media concentration in democratic systems. Specifically, the scholars collected here consider, from a range of vantage points, how corporate and technological convergence in the news industry in the United States and Canada impacts journalism's expressed role as a medium of democratic communication.

Table of Contents

Prologue: Has a Free Press Helped to Kill Democracy? 1(6)
Robert Jensen
Mapping the Threads
7(18)
David Skinner
James R. Compton
Mike Gasher
U.S. Media Policy Then and Now
25(26)
Robert B. Horwitz
So Much by So Few: Media Policy and Ownership in Canada
51(26)
David Skinner
Mike Gasher
Clear Channel: The Poster Child for Everything That's Wrong with Consolidation
77(24)
Dorothy Kidd
Francisco McGee
Danielle Fairbairn
Aspergate: Concentration, Convergence, and Censorship in Canadian Media
101(16)
Leslie Regan Shade
Hyper-Commercialism and the Media: The Threat to Journalism and Democratic Discourse
117(28)
Mark Cooper
News Agency Dominance in International News on the Internet
145(20)
Chris Paterson
Bourdieu's ``Show and Hide'' Paradox Reconsidered: Audience Experiences of Convergence in the Canadian Mediascape
165(22)
Debra Clarke
Reforming Media: Parries and Pirouettes in the U.S. Policy Process
187(14)
Ben Scott
Angels of the Public Interest: U.S. Media Reform
201(22)
Dorothy Kidd
Journalism Education in the Posthistorical University
223(26)
Jeanette McVicker
The Alternative Communication Movement in Quebec's Mediascape
249(18)
Michel Senecal
Frederic Duhois
Canadian Cyberactivism in the Cycle of Counterglobalization Struggles
267(24)
Nick Dyer-Witheford
Turning the Tide
291(14)
David Skinner
James R. Compton
Mike Gasher
Bibliography 305(30)
Index 335(6)
List of Contributors 341

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