Broadcasting in the 21st Century

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Author: Richard Rudin

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230343848

Category: History

Page: 244

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The 21st century is already seeing fundamental changes in broadcasting. No longer are audiences limited to watching or listening to television and radio at the times and places dictated by the broadcasters, or on radio or TV 'sets'. Broadcasting in the 21st Century demonstrates how 'traditional' television and radio is being both challenged and supported by technological developments, including convergence and social media. Drawing on interviews with industry personnel and featuring case studies and research from many countries, including that from the UK, USA, China, India and South Africa, Richard Rudin explains not only the significance of these changes but also how many of the functions and pleasures of broadcasting that were established in the 20th century are being enhanced by new media. Opening with a substantial account of how broadcasting developed in the 20th century, the author goes on to explore how new media forms are changing audiences' pleasures, expectations and demands. Rudin's illuminating study highlights the changing relationship between audiences and broadcast output to examine a range of subjects including: - the impact of citizens' journalism - political coverage - international TV formats and news output - the continuing appeal of radio as a distinct medium - debates over bias, truth and trust in broadcasting and broadcasters. In addition, Broadcasting in the 21st Century addresses a range of broadcast forms and genres including the coverage of general elections, Reality TV and pirate radio.

Broadcast Journalism in the 21st Century

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Author: K. M. Shrivastava

Publisher: New Dawn Press(IL)

ISBN: 9781932705454

Category: Law

Page: 400

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A geographical focus on the United Kingdom, the United States, and India offers international contrasts and comparisons in this look at the evolution of broadcasting and the impact of technology on media. Broadcast equipment, software, and production techniques are discussed with real examples from radio and television news production. Key figures including Steve Case, Ted Turner, Walt Disney, and Rupert Murdoch are profiled, with a discussion of why broadcasting is dominated by large corporations. Information on the code of ethics that governs this fourth estate highlights different challenges presented to private and international channels.

Queer TV in the 21st Century

Essays on Broadcasting from Taboo to Acceptance

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Author: Kylo-Patrick R. Hart

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476625603

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 232

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Television has historically been largely ineffective at representing queerness in its various forms. In the 21st century, however, as same-sex couples have seen increasing mainstream acceptance, and a broader range of queer characters has appeared in the media, it seems natural to assume TV portrayals of queerness have become more enlightened. But have they? This collection of fresh essays analyzes queerness as depicted on TV from 2000 to the present. Examining Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The L Word, Modern Family, The New Normal, Queer as Folk, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, RuPaul’s Drag Race, Spartacus and Will & Grace, among other series, the contributors demonstrate that queer characters in general have achieved visibility at the expense of minimizing much of their queerness—with a few eye-opening exceptions.

Public Broadcasting for the 21st Century

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Author: Marc Raboy

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9781860200069

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 303

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This study examines the situation of public broadcasting worldwide, in a number of different contexts, from a variety of thematic perspectives. The result is a global report on the question of public service broadcasting

Radio Fields

Anthropology and Wireless Sound in the 21st Century

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Author: Lucas Bessire

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814745369

Category: Social Science

Page: 298

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Radio is the most widespread electronic medium in the world today. As a form of technology that is both durable and relatively cheap, radio remains central to the everyday lives of billions of people around the globe. It is used as a call for prayer in Argentina and Appalachia, to organize political protest in Mexico and Libya, and for wartime communication in Iraq and Afghanistan. In urban centers it is played constantly in shopping malls, waiting rooms, and classrooms. Yet despite its omnipresence, it remains the media form least studied by anthropologists. Radio Fields employs ethnographic methods to reveal the diverse domains in which radio is imagined, deployed, and understood. Drawing on research from six continents, the volume demonstrates how the particular capacities and practices of radio provide singular insight into diverse social worlds, ranging from aboriginal Australia to urban Zambia. Together, the contributors address how radio creates distinct possibilities for rethinking such fundamental concepts as culture, communication, community, and collective agency.

Public Service Broadcasting in the Age of Globalization

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Author: Indrajit Banerjee,Kalinga Seneviratne

Publisher: AMIC

ISBN: 9814136018

Category: Culture and globalization

Page: 348

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Takes a scholarly perspective aimed at creating debate about the role and function of public service broadcasting at a time that it is facing a variety of threats, from governments, and from commercialization of broadcasting. This book gives a global perspective on the state of public service broadcasting in the age of globalization.

The Routledge Companion to British Media History

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Author: Martin Conboy,John Steel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317629469

Category: Social Science

Page: 628

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The Routledge Companion to British Media History provides a comprehensive exploration of how different media have evolved within social, regional and national contexts. The 50 chapters in this volume, written by an outstanding team of internationally respected scholars, bring together current debates and issues within media history in this era of rapid change, and also provide students and researchers with an essential collection of comparable media histories. The first two parts of the Companion comprise a series of thematic chapters reflecting broadly on historiography, providing historical context for discussions of the power of the media and their social importance, arranged in the following sections: Media History Debates Media and Society The subsequent parts are made up of in-depth sections on different media formats, exploring various approaches to historicizing media futures, divided as follows: Newspapers Magazines Radio Film Television Digital Media The Routledge Companion to British Media History provides an essential guide to key ideas, issues, concepts and debates in the field. Chapter 40 of this book is freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF at www.tandfebooks.com/openaccess. It has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 license.

Media and Society Into the 21st Century

A Historical Introduction

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Author: Lyn Gorman,David McLean

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405149353

Category: Social Science

Page: 374

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Media and Society into the 21st Centurycaptures the breathtaking revolutionary sweep of mass media from the late 19th century to the present day. Utilizing historical and comparative perspectives, the volume analyzes the socio-economic contexts in which mass media originated; the institutional forms taken by evolving media; the relationships between media institutions and the state; and the interrelationships between different media. This new edition is updated and expanded to include recent media developments and the continued impact of technological change in an age of globalization. Chapters on media, war, international relations, and new media have been updated and expanded, and a new "Web 2.0" section explores the role of blogging, social networking, user-generated content, and search media in media landscape. Focusing on the development of newspapers, film, radio, television, and the Internet around the world, Media and Society into the 21st Century fills a critical need for students and scholars by offering a historical introduction to the mass media in our time.

Public Service Broadcasting Online

A Comparative European Policy Study of PSB 2.0

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Author: B. Brevini

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137295104

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

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This book investigates the extent to which a Public Service Broadcasting (PSB) ethos has been extended to the online world in Europe. It examines the most significant policy initiatives carried out by PSBs in Europe on online platforms, and analyzes how the public service philosophy is being reinvented by policy makers.

Internet, Economic Growth and Globalization

Perspectives on the New Economy in Europe, Japan and the USA

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Author: Claude E. Barfield,Günter Heiduk

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540002864

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 388

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The dynamics of the digital economy in the US, Europe and Japan are rather different. Some EU countries come close to the USA as the leading OECD country in the new economy, but Japan faces particular problems in catching-up digitally. Information and communication technology will affect productivity growth, production, the financial system and trade. Setting adequate rules for the digital economy - at the national and international level - is a key challenge for industrialized countries. Moreover, cultural and organizational challenges will also have to be met.

Public Service Broadcasting in Transition

A Documentary Reader

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Author: Monroe Edwin Price,Marc Raboy

Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.

ISBN: 9041122125

Category: Law

Page: 201

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Few will deny that public service broadcasting?broadcasting that is controlled neither by the state nor by private media corporations?is an essential ingredient in modern democracy. But, as a number of initiatives in transition economies have shown, the inception and development of a strong public broadcasting system is a Herculean task that is easily sidetracked by politics or ideology, or stalled by lack of funding. Especially when state budgets are stretched, the expense is hard to justify. This collection of documents, comments, and cases brings all the major issues in public service broadcasting policy into focus and sets the problems to be addressed in sharp relief. It draws on white papers from NGOs and broadcasters, legislation from a wide range of countries (and a model law), accounts of public broadcasting efforts in transition states, analyses of evolving policy in established systems, government regulatory guidelines, and a great deal more. Among the matters touched upon are the following: the principles of public service broadcasting and their cultural and economic justification; limiting state interference; the place of public broadcasting in a multi-channel, ?market-driven? world; the appropriate mix of public and private revenues; objectivity and impartiality in broadcasting; how institutional structures can shape programming strategies; the use of competition law to adjust relations between public and private broadcasting; EU accession standards for public service broadcasting; and the impact of digital broadcasting. Broadcast professionals, students and teachers in communications and related fields, government officials interested in strengthening public service broadcasting and keeping pace with rapid developments?all will benefit enormously from this thoughtful and informative book. It will allow them to think well beyond the standard formulae about the function of public service broadcasting and its role in society.

Radio Cultures

The Sound Medium in American Life

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Author: Michael C. Keith

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9780820486482

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 351

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"Radio Cultures" examines the manifold ways in which radio has influenced the nation's social and cultural environment since its inception nearly a century ago. Written by leading scholars in the field, chapters address a wide range of topics, including how this powerful medium has impacted and affected non-mainstream segments of the population throughout its history and how these repressed and neglected groups have employed radio to counter and overcome discrimination and bias. The use of the audio medium for political, economic, and religious purposes is comprehensively probed and analyzed in this insightful and innovative volume.

The Broadcast Century and Beyond

A Biography of American Broadcasting

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Author: Robert L Hilliard,Michael C Keith

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1136027386

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 389

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The Broadcast Century and Beyond is a popular history of the most influential and innovative industry of the century. The story of broadcasting is told in a direct and informal style, blending personal insight and authoritative scholarship to fully capture the many facets of this dynamic industry. The book vividly depicts the events, people, programs, and companies that made television and radio dominant forms of communication. The latest edition includes coverage of all the technologies that have emerged over the past decade and discusses the profound impact they have had on the broadcasting industry in political, social, and economic spheres. "Broadcasting as a whole has been completely revolutionized with the advent of YouTube, podcasting, iphones, etc, and the authors show how this closing of world-wide broadcasting channels affects the industry.

Arab Television Today

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Author: Naomi Sakr

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 0857737481

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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There is a great deal at stake for everyone in the future of Arab television. Political and social upheavals in this central but unsettled region are increasingly played out on television screens and in the tussles over programming that take place behind them. Al-Jazeera is of course only one player among a still-growing throng of satellite channels, which now include private terrestrial stations in some Arab states. It is an industry urgently needing to be made sense of; this book does exactly this in a very readable and authoritative way, through exploring and explaining the evolving structures and content choices in both entertainment and news of contemporary Arab television. It shows how owners, investors, journalists, presenters, production companies, advertisers, regulators and media freedom advocates influence each other in a geolinguistic marketplace that encompasses the Arab region itself and communities abroad. Probing internal and external interventions in the Arab television landscape, the book offers a timely and compelling sequel to Naomi Sakr's 'Satellite Realms: Transnational Television, Globalization and the Middle East', which won the Middle Eastern Studies Book Prize in 2003.

Austin City Limits

A History

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Author: Tracey E. W. Laird

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199394326

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 192

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Austin City Limits is the longest running musical showcase in the history of television, and it still captivates audiences forty years after its debut on the air. From Willie Nelson's legendary pilot show and his fourteen magical episodes running through the years to Season 35, to mythical performances of BB King and Stevie Ray Vaughn, to repeat appearances from Chet Atkins, Bonnie Raitt and Ray Charles, and recent shows with Mumford & Sons, Arcade Fire and The Decemberists, the show has defined popular roots music and indie rock. This is why country rocker Miranda Lambert -- relatively unknown when she taped a show almost a decade ago -- gushed to the studio audience, "Now I know I have arrived!" Austin City Limits: A History tells this remarkable story. With unprecedented access behind the scenes at the tapings of shows with Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, Mos Def, Wilco, and many more, author Tracey Laird tells the story of this landmark musical showcase whose history spans dramatic changes in the world of television, the expansion of digital media, and the ways in which we experience music. Beginning as a simple weekly broadcast, it is today a multifaceted "brand" in contemporary popular music, existing simultaneously as a program available for streaming, a presence on Twitter and other social media, a major music festival, and a state-of-the-art performance venue. Laird explores the ways in which the show's evolution has driven, and been driven by, both that of Austin as the "Live Music Capital of the World," and of U.S. public media as a major player in the dissemination and sponsorship of music and culture. Engagingly written and packed with anecdotes and insights from everyone from the show's producers and production staff to the musicians themselves, Austin City Limits: A History gives us the best seat in the house for this illuminating look at a singular presence in American popular music. Timed to publish with the airing of Austin City Limits 2014 -- the 40th anniversary celebratory broadcast featuring an all-star lineup of musicians including the Foo Fighters, Willie Nelson, Sheryl Crow, and others -- here is a book for all fans of this beloved music institution.

Media Clusters

Spatial Agglomeration and Content Capabilities

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Author: Charlie Karlsson,Robert G. Picard

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 0857932691

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 432

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This impressive new book uniquely focuses on the phenomenon of media clusters and is designed to inform policymakers, scholars, and media practitioners about the underlying challenges of media firm agglomerations, their potential, and their effects. Including an array of distinguished contributors, this book explores the rationale and purpose of media clusters, how they compare with clusters in other industries, and the significant differences in characteristics, development processes and drivers among various media clusters worldwide. It incorporates perspectives from economic geography and economics, public development and industrial policy, organizational studies, entrepreneurship, as well as cultural and media studies, to provide a comprehensive view that provides critical insight into these clusters.

Western Broadcast Models

Structure, Conduct, and Performance

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Author: Leen d'Haenens,Frieda Saeys

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110195279

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 445

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Looks at the relationship between media, market structure, civil society, and government of radio and television broadcast media in Europe.

Mediating the Message in the 21st Century

A Media Sociology Perspective

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Author: Pamela J. Shoemaker,Stephen D. Reese

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135858284

Category: Social Science

Page: 308

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Hailed as one of the "most significant books of the twentieth century" by Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, Mediating the Message has long been an essential text for media effects scholars and students of media sociology. This new edition of the classic media sociology textbook now offers students a comprehensive, theoretical approach to media content in the twenty-first century, with an added focus on entertainment media and the Internet.

Media Ownership

The Economics and Politics of Convergence and Concentration in the UK and European Media

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Author: Gillian Doyle

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412931851

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

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The digital revolution is transforming media and communications industries worldwide, and media companies are keen to emerge at the forefront of an increasingly transnational and competitive communications marketplace. However, the volume and scale of mergers and alliances involving media players has raised considerable challenges for regulators and state authorities alike. Media Ownership: - Investigates the commercial and strategic advantages of consolidation and cross-media expansion - Examines the socio-political and cultural implications of media concentration - Analyzes how policy makers have responded to media concentration and convergence - Assesses the relationship between media ownership and economic performance - Looks at the balance of power between politicians and media owners This book offers an up-to-date critical overview of the contemporary media environment, as such it will be an essential text for all those with an interest in media economics, media policy, media law and management.

Towards a Market in Broadcasting

Communications Policy in the UK and Germany

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Author: C. Potschka

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230370195

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 331

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A comparative analysis of the evolution ofUK and German broadcasting policies, adding to the developing area of comparative research on media and communications policy. The book focuses on processes of marketization and liberalization as they have affected policy-making, national regulatory frameworks and media structures.