Key areas and their implications for
“A focal question for the political economy of communications is to
investigate how changes in the array of forces that exercise control over
cultural production and distribution limit or liberate the public sphere.
This directs attention to two key issues. The first is the pattern of
ownership of such institutions and the consequences of this pattern for
control over their activities. The second is the nature of the relationship
between state regulation and communications institutions.”
Peter Golding and Graham Murdock (2000) Culture, communications and political economy,
in J. Curran and M. Gurevitch Mass Media and Society (3rd edn). London: Arnold.