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Media Regulation Public Interest and the Law

Author : Mike Feintuck
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A study of media regulation, public interest and the law, this second edition includes completely up-to-date material on the impact of the Communications Act 2003, creation of Ofcom, and major developments deriving from the EU.

Media Regulation Public Interest and the Law

Author : Prof. Mike Feintuck
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Regulation of the media has traditionally been premised upon claims of 'the public interest', yet the term itself remains contested and generally ill defined. In the context of technological development and convergence, as well as corporate conglomeration, traditional 'public service' values in British broadcasting are challenged by market values. With such ongoing trends continuing apace, regulators must increasingly justify their interventions.The communication industries' commercialisation and privatisation pose a fundamental threat to democratic values. Media Regulation, Public Interest and the Law argues that regulators will only successfully protect such values if claims associated with 'citizenship' are recognised as the rationale and objective for the regulatory endeavour. While such themes are central to the book, this second edition has been substantially revised and updated, to take account of matters such as European Directives, the UK's Communications Act 2003, the process of reviewing the BBC's Charter, and relevant aspects of the reform of general competition law.Key Features*Identifies and examines the rationales underlying media regulation and the current challenges to them.*Considers fully the actual and potential utility of legal mechanisms and principles in the design and activities of regulatory institutions.*Fully updated to take account of the European Union's 2002 New Regulatory Framework and the UK's Communications Act 2003.*Accessible to a wide readership in media studies, journalism, broadcasting and law.Praise for the First Edition"e;A detailed and critical assessment of the problems and confusions of recent media regulation in the UK including digital television franchising and the Broadcasting Complaints Commission... it is well organised, and should be a useful resource for more advanced students and academics...for updating the public regulation case with vigour and clarity this book is to be welcomed."e;THES

Media Regulation Public Interest and the Law

Author : Mike Feintuck
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The communication industries' commercialisation and privatisation pose a fundamental threat to democratic values. This book argues that regulators will only successfully protect such values if claims associated with 'citizenship' are recognised as the rationale and objective for the regulatory endeavour.

Regulating the Media

Author : Thomas Gibbons
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International Company and Commercial Law Review provides corporate and commercial lawyers with analysis on recent developments in international company and commercial law. Contains articles, analyses, book reviews and a news section with contributions from over 30 country correspondents from around the world

The European Union and the Regulation of Media Markets

Author : Alison Harcourt
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National broadcasting and press regulation is undergoing a process of convergence in Europe. This book explains how this process has been shaped by the actions of the European Union (EU) institutions.Alison Harcourt observes that whilst communications is one of the EU's most successful policy areas, European decision-making is eroding the national capacity to regulate for the public interest and has created a situation of regulatory arbitrage in Europe. European-level efforts to protect public interest goals have been constrained by the European Treaties. The author argues that increased European coordination in public interest regulation could be more conducive to growth and competitiveness than the dismantling of existing national laws. This, however, would require changes to the political composition of the European Union.

McQuail s Mass Communication Theory

Author : Denis McQuail
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"Denis McQuail's Mass Communication Theory is not just a seminal text in the study of media and society - it is a benchmark for understanding and appreciating the long and winding road people and their media have taken to get us here." - Mark Deuze, Indiana University and Leiden University "This is a unique work tested by time and generations of students around the world - North, South, East and West." - Kaarle Nordenstreng, University of Tampere "McQuail's Mass Communication Theory continues to be the clearest and best introduction to this sprawling field." - Anders Hansen, University of Leicester With over 125,000 copies sold, McQuail's Mass Communication Theory has been the benchmark for studying media and communication for more than 25 years. It remains the most authoritative and comprehensive introduction to the field and offers unmatched coverage of the research literature. It covers everything a student needs to know of the diverse forms of mass communication today, including television, radio, newspapers, film, music, the internet and other forms of new media. Denis McQuail shows that more than ever, theories of mass communication matter for the broader understanding of society and culture. Unmatched in coverage and used across the globe, this book includes: Explorations of new media, globalization, work, economy, governance, policy, media audiences and effects New boxed case studies on key research publications, to familiarize students with the critical research texts in the field Definitions, examples, and illustrations throughout to bring abstract concepts to life. McQuail's Mass Communication Theory is the indispensable resource no student of media and communication studies can afford to be without.

Law and the Regulators

Author : Tony Prosser
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This book will, for the first time, offer a comprehensive analysis of the legal duties which apply to the regulators of privatized industries, transport, civil aviation and independent television in the United Kingdom, with detailed accounts of how these duties have been put into practice bythe regulators. There is an assessment of the philosophy behind these principles, and an account of the principles which can be derived from the law of the European Union, which are relevant to regulators' work. Particular emphasis is placed on the interaction of the encouragement of competition,the encouragement of economic efficiency and the implementation of social goals such as the provision of universal public service, and the way in which these various principles interact.

Broadcasting Law

Author : Goodman Professor of Media Law Eric M Barendt
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This book explores the regulation of broadcasting in five countries: Britain, France, Germany, Italy and the United States. Generally it takes as its starting point the law in the U.K. and then looks at the comparable rules elsewhere. The first book of its kind on this topic, Broadcasting Law is an important book for both broadasters and media lawyers.

Media Law

Author : Jacob Rowbottom
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Media law is a fast-developing area of scholarship that raises many high-profile and controversial questions. Recent issues include the use of privacy injunctions, the regulation of the press, the political power of media moguls, mass leaks of government information, and the responsibility of the digital media to prevent the spread of extreme content and fake news. This study looks at these issues and the key debates in media law. The book includes chapters examining the protection of personal rights to reputation and privacy, the administration of justice, the role of government censorship, the protection of the newsgathering process, the regulation of the media and the impact of digital communications. The analysis is grounded in an account of media freedom that looks at the important democratic functions performed by the media and journalism. Examining various key themes, this study shows how those functions continue to evolve in a changing political culture and also how the media are subject to a range of legal and informal constraints. The book asks whether the law strikes the right balance in protecting media freedom while preventing the abuse of media power, and considers the future of media law in the digital era. It is essential reading for students and scholars of media law alike.

Market driven Politics

Author : Colin Leys
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The Public Administration Profession

Author : Bradley S. Chilton
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While many introductory public administration textbooks contain a dedicated chapter on ethics, The Public Administration Profession is the first to utilize ethics as a lens for understanding the discipline. Analyses of the ASPA Code of Ethics are deftly woven into each chapter alongside complete coverage of the institutions, processes, concepts, persons, history, and typologies a student needs to gain a thorough grasp of public service as a field of study and practice. Features include: A significant focus on ‘public interests,’ non-profit management, hybrid-private organizations, contracting-out and collaborations, and public service at the state and local levels. A careful examination the role that religion may play in public servants’ decision-making, as well as the un-ignorable and growing role that faith-based organizations play in public administration and non-profit management at large. End-of-chapter ethics case studies, key concepts and persons, and dedicated ‘local community action steps’ in each chapter. Appendices dedicated to future public administration and non-profit career management, writing successful papers throughout a student’s career, and professional codes of ethics. A comprehensive suite of online supplements, including: lecture slides; quizzes and sample midterm and final examinations for undergraduate and graduate courses containing multiple choice, true-false, identifications, and essay questions; chapter outlines with suggestions for classroom discussion; and suggestions for use of appendices, e.g. how to successfully write a short term paper, a brief policy memo, resume, or a book review. Providing students with a comprehensive introduction to the subject while offering instructors an elegant new way to bring ethics prominently into the curriculum, The Public Administration Profession is an ideal introductory text for public administration and public affairs courses at the undergraduate or graduate level.

European Public Law

Author : Patrick Birkinshaw
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European integration has been most successful at a legal level and European influences have left an indelible mark on English Public Law. These influences must be understood by students and practitioners if they are to understand our public law and its continuing development. This new book aims to cover the debate surrounding the influence of Community law on the public law of the United Kingdom in a thematic and analytical manner.

Media Pluralism and European Law

Author : Ewa Komorek
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Although there appears to be no firm legal basis in the Treaties for EU legislative action aimed specifically at protecting media pluralism, this book opens a number of promising avenues along which a viable legal regime protecting media pluralism may be achieved in the EU. With particular focus on broadcasting, the book examines existing (albeit fragmented) legislative and regulatory measures in competition law and other areas that contribute to this goal, and sets forth ways to strengthen monitoring and transparency, generate ‘soft law with hard statements’, introduce a ‘pluralism test’ in the EU Merger Regulation, promote more public service media, and foster media literacy. Among many other issues arising in the course of the discussion, the author describes and elucidates the following: various types of integration of media companies and the different ways they affect pluralism and diversity; limitations of must-carry rules and principles of interoperability; the diverging priorities of different European organizations, institutions and bodies; and contradictory lobbying efforts from industry actors. The author places herself on the culture side of the culture/commodity dilemma, showing why it is vital for regulators to preserve media pluralism by counteracting excessive media concentration and safeguarding quality and diversity of content. In this era which is transforming media and communications industries worldwide, with an ever-increasing plethora of delivery means without respect to national borders, this book is an essential resource for regulators and other concerned policymakers, as well as for lawyers working with any aspect of media.

Policy and Marketing Strategies for Digital Media

Author : Yu-li Liu
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With digital media becoming ever more prevalent, it is essential to study policy and marketing strategies tailored to this new development. In this volume, contributors examine government policy for a range of media, including digital television, IPTV, mobile TV, and OTT TV. They also address marketing strategies that can harness the unique nature of digital media’s innovation, production design, and accessibility. They draw on case studies in Asia, North America, and Europe to offer best practices for both policy and marketing strategies.

School Admissions and Accountability

Author : Mike Feintuck
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Questions about school admissions are a perennial source of tension and debate, and indeed often reveal a burning sense of injustice. This book review school admission policies and practices in relation to fundamental constitutional and democratic expectations, including expectations relating to equality and equity.

Legal and Ethical Issues in the Media

Author : Tim Dwyer
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We live in a world of proliferating media devices, social media usage, media convergence and mobility. In a culturally diverse world, the globalisation of media calls for a comparative understanding of the legal and ethical issues that are confronting the user and the practitioner in his unique social context. 'Legal and Ethical Issues in the Media' offers a concise and much-needed discussion of the social issues and ramifications of media interaction around the world. Using different national examples, and an accessible style, Dwyer explores key frameworks and concepts that will engage and challenge the contemporary reader's ideas about media practice. Legal and Ethical Issues in the Media foregrounds the rapidly changing media and communications industries and offers: - Accessible and contemporary discussion of key ethical and legal concepts for the student beginning his or her media career - Overviews of crucial ethical frameworks for understanding responsible media practice - Comparisons of international legal and media systems - Key examples of traditional and new media - Brief summaries of complex areas of media law, regulation and policy

Communications Policy and the Public Interest

Author : Patricia Aufderheide
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The passage of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 inaugurated a new and highly volatile era in telecommunications. The first major overhaul of U.S. communications law since 1934--when no one had a television set, a cordless phone, or a computer--the Act was spurred into being by broad shifts in technology use. Equally important, this book shows, the new law reflects important changes in our notions of the purpose of communications regulation and how it should be deployed. Focusing on the evolution of the concept of the public interest, Aufderheide examines how and why the legislation was developed, provides a thematic analysis of the Act itself, and charts its intended and unintended effects in business and policy. An abridged version of the Act is included, as are the Supreme Court decision that struck down one of its clauses, the Communications Decency Act, and a variety of pertinent speeches and policy arguments. Readers are also guided to a range of organizations and websites that offer legal updates and policy information. Finalist, McGannon Center Award for Social and Ethical Relevance in Communication Policy Research

Understanding Media Policies

Author : E. Psychogiopoulou
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Leading scholars investigate media policies in Europe, inquiring into the regulatory practices, policy tools and institutional features of media policy-making in 14 countries. The book offers a fresh assessment of the ways European media policies are formulated and identifies the factors that exert an influence throughout the process.

Regulating Media

Author : Wolfgang Hoffmann-Riem
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Since the beginning of the 1990s, supervisory systems for broadcasting in most Western countries have undergone significant change. Meticulously documented and clearly written, this book comprises a comparative study of the licensing and supervision of commerical and public broadcasting in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, France, and Germany. The author, a leading media scholar, highlights central issues in broadcasting supervision, such as the different ways that free speech and the free market have been conceptualized, and the consequences of these ideas. Examining both the historical and the contemporary degree of supervision in each country, and tracing the links between supervisory bodies and larger political, legal, and economic systems, the book contributes to a broader sociopolitical understanding of broadcasting in industrial democracies.

Electronic Media Law

Author : Roger L. Sadler
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Electronic Media Law is written for mass media students, not for future lawyers, so the text is straightforward and explains "legalese." The author covers First Amendment law, political broadcasting rules, broadcast content regulations, FCC rules for station operations, cable regulation, media ownership rules, media liability lawsuits, intrusive newsgathering methods, media restrictions during wartime, libel, privacy, copyright, advertising law, freedom of information, cameras in the court, and privilege.