No-No Guide to Global Media - eBook

The political economy of film, television, radio, recording and the Internet

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  • A compressed overview of the world's media
  • Defines the power and effects of today's globalized media
  • Introduces readers to the political economy of the major media - film, television, radio, recording, publishing

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The No-Nonsense Guide to Global Media introduces readers to the political economy of the major media - film, television, radio, recording, publishing, and the Internet - looking at the concentration of ownership and the convergence of technologies and media functions.

NOTE: This is a download for eBook readers (industry standard ePub format). It is NOT a printed book. It is suitable for reading on computers, mobile devices, iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. If you don't have an eBook reader for your computer, the Adobe Digital Editions reader works well and is available for free download at www.adobe.com For iPhones, iPad and iPod Touch we recommend the Apple iBooks App. From the silver screen to pay-per-view TV, the media are a significant force in society; and never more so than now, in the era of globalization. This revised and updated No-Nonsense Guide introduces readers to the political economy of the major media - film, television, radio, recording, publishing, and the internet - looking at the concentration of ownership and the convergence of technologies and media functions.

We need to question how global media reflects society

While examining the dominant media Peter Steven emphasizes the diversity of local media, showing us not just the corporate media moguls but slum-dwelling fans of Brazilian soap-style telenovelas and activists arguing for media democracy. He encourages us to question how the media reflects society: are we passive recipients, or do we have a part in constructing the world? Diagrams, charts and graphs used throughout to illustrate key information.

The original paperback version is available here.

Peter Steven is a freelance writer based in Toronto, Canada. He has been film columnist for the New Internationalist and The Beaver magazines, and Associate Editor of Jump Cut magazine.

ISBN / Barcode: 9781906523565

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