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Power without responsibility : the press and broadcasting in Britain

Author: James Curran; Jean Seaton
Publisher: London : Routledge, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 7th edView all editions and formats
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Presents an introduction to the history, sociology, theory and politics of the media in Britain.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Curran; Jean Seaton
ISBN: 9780415466998 9780203871409 0203871405 9780415466981 0415466989 0415466997
OCLC Number: 960202057
Notes: Previous edition: 2003.
Description: 437 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. I. Press history: 1. Whig press history as political mythology --
2. The struggle for a free press --
3. The ugly face of reform --
4. The industrialization of the press --
5. The era of the press barons --
6. The press under public regulation --
7. Fable of market democracy --
pt. II. Broadcasting history: 8. Reith and the denial of politics --
9. Broadcasting and the Blitz --
10. Social revolution? --
11. The BBC under threat --
12. Class, taste, and profit --
13. How the audience is made --
14. The first new media --
15. Broadcasting roller-coaster --
pt. III. Rise of new media: 16. New media in Britain --
17. History of the Internet --
18. Sociology of the Internet --
pt. IV. Theories of the media: 19. Metabolising Britishness --
20. Global understanding --
21. The liberal theory of press freedom --
22. Broadcasting and the theory of public service --
pt. V. Politics of the media: 12. Contradictions in media policy --
24. Media reform : democratic choices.
Responsibility: James Curran and Jean Seaton.
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'A lucid, engaging account of how Britain's media is developing - and it is now bang up to date. I couldn't put it down.' Maggie Brown, Channel 4 historian and Guardian media writer 'Curran and Read more...

 
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