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

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

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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.


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Author(s)
David Skinner, James Robert Compton, Michael Gasher, Debra Clarke, Mark Garrett Cooper, Nick Dyer-Witheford, Frederic DuBois, Danielle Fairbairn, Mike Gasher, Robert Horwitz
Format
Paperback | 352 pages
Dimensions
160 x 228 x 27mm | 508g
Publication date
01 Jan 2006
Publisher
Lexington Books
Publication City/Country
Lanham, MD, United States
Language
English
ISBN10
0739113062
ISBN13
9780739113066
Bestsellers rank
1,965,051