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Book Stars: 3.45 of 5 stars Language of Book: English
Media Concentration and Democracy: Why Ownership Matters
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Date of Publication: December 1st 2006 by Cambridge University Press (first published November 29th 2002) Original Title: Media Concentration and Democracy: Why Ownership Matters (Communication, Society and Politics)
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Related Tags: Politics More Info: Paperback, 256 pages

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Firmly rooting its argument in democratic and economic theory, the book argues that a more democratic distribution of communicative power within the public sphere and a structure that provides safeguards against abuse of media power provide two of three primary arguments for ownership dispersal. It also shows that dispersal is likely to result in more owners who will reaso Firmly rooting its argument in democratic and economic theory, the book argues that a more democratic distribution of communicative power within the public sphere and a structure that provides safeguards against abuse of media power provide two of three primary arguments for ownership dispersal. It also shows that dispersal is likely to result in more owners who will reasonably pursue socially valuable journalistic or creative objectives rather than a socially dysfunctional focus on the 'bottom line'. The middle chapters answer those agents, including the Federal Communication Commission, who favor 'deregulation' and who argue that existing or foreseeable ownership concentration is not a problem. The final chapter evaluates the constitutionality and desirability of various policy responses to concentration, including strict limits on media mergers.

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