Power without Responsibility: The Press, Broadcasting, and New Media in Britain

Power without Responsibility: The Press, Broadcasting, and New Media in Britain

Power without Responsibility: The Press, Broadcasting, and New Media in Britain

Power without Responsibility: The Press, Broadcasting, and New Media in Britain

Synopsis

Widely regarded as the standard book on the British Media, this authoritative introduction to the history, sociology, theory and politics of media and communications studies has been substantially revised and updated to bring it up to date with developments in the media industry. Its three new chapters describe the battle for the soul of the internet, the impact of the internet on society and the rise of new media in Britain. In addition it examines the recuperation of the BBC, how international and European regulation is changing the British media and why Britain has the least trusted press in Europe.

Excerpt

This edition contains for the first time a section on the rise of new media (Part III). Chapter 16 describes the battle for control of the internet, while Chapter 17 assesses the net's influence on contemporary society. Chapter 18 examines the growth of new media in Britain, and assesses how much it has really changed the media system.

The history of the press and broadcasting has been recast to take account of the conversion of much of the national press to New Labour, and the revival of the BBC. In addition, Chapter 24 has been rewritten in order to register the increased influence of European and international politics on British media policy and development. Other parts of the book have been revised to take account of new trends and scholarship.

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