Converging Media, Diverging Politics : A Political Economy of News Media in the United States and Canada
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. More generally, and by necessity, Converging Media, Diverging Politics speaks to larger questions about the role that the production and circulation of news and information does, can, and should serve. The editors have gathered an impressive array of critical essays, featuring interesting and well-documented case studies that will prove useful to both students and researchers of communications and media studies.
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- David Skinner, James Robert Compton, Michael Gasher, Debra Clarke, Mark Garrett Cooper, Nick Dyer-Witheford, Frederic DuBois, Danielle Fairbairn, Mike Gasher, Robert Horwitz
- Hardback | 352 pages
- 167 x 235 x 32mm | 667g
- Publication date
- 30 Oct 2005
- Lexington Books
- Publication City/Country
- Lanham, MD, United States