Critical political economy of the media : an introduction / Jonathan Hardy.

Author
Hardy, Jonathan, 1963- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
  • London ; New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2014.
  • ©2014
Description
xx, 245 pages ; 24 cm

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  • "How the media are organised and funded is central to understanding their role in society. Critical Political Economy of the Media provides a clear, comprehensive and insightful introduction to the political economic analysis of contemporary media. Jonathan Hardy undertakes a critical survey of political economy scholarship encompassing worldwide literature, issues and debates, and relationships with other academic approaches. He assesses different ways of making sense of media convergence and digitalisation, media power and influence, and transformations across communication markets. Many of the problems of the media that prompted critical political economy research remain salient, he argues, but the approach must continue to adapt to new conditions and challenges. Hardy advances the case for a revitalised critical media studies for the 21st century. Topics covered include: media ownership and financing news and entertainment convergence and the Internetmedia globalisation advertising and mediaalternative media media policy and regulationIntroducing key concepts and research, this book explains how political economy can assist students, researchers and citizens to investigate and address vital questions about the media today"-- Provided by publisher.
  • "Critical Political Economy of Media provides a clear, comprehensive and insightful introduction to the political economy analysis of contemporary media. Political economy approaches argue that to answer some of the most important questions about communications in modern life we need to examine how media services are organised, provided and paid-for. Jonathan Hardy undertakes a critical survey of political economy scholarship encompassing worldwide literature, issues and debates, and relationships with other academic approaches. He assesses different ways of making sense of media convergence and digitalisation, media power and influence. Many of the problems of the media that prompted critical political economy research remain salient, he argues, but the approach must continue to adapt to new conditions and challenges. Hardy advances the case for a reflexive, revitalised critical media studies for the 21st century. Topics covered include: - media ownership and financing - news and entertainment - convergence and the Internet - media globalisation - advertising - alternative media and policy Explaining key concepts and research, this book illustrates the vital contribution of critical political economy for studies in media and communications, and demonstrates how political economy can assist students, researchers and citizens to investigate and address vital questions about the media today"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
  • What (is) political economy of the media?
  • Paradigms of media power : liberal and radical perspectives on media processes
  • Media cultures, media economics and media problems
  • Concentration, conglomeration, commercialisation
  • Political economy of the Internet and digital media
  • Marketing communications and media
  • Globalisation, media transnationalisation and culture
  • Media convergence and communications regulation
  • Media power, challenges and alternatives.
ISBN
  • 9780415544832 ((hbk.))
  • 0415544831 ((hbk.))
  • 9780415544849 ((pbk.))
  • 041554484X ((pbk.))
LCCN
2013048470
OCLC
875054333
Other standard number
  • 40023868586
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