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C. Edwin Baker - Media Concentration and Democracy: Why Ownership Matters - 9780521687881 - V9780521687881
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Media Concentration and Democracy: Why Ownership Matters

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Description for Media Concentration and Democracy: Why Ownership Matters Paperback. This book provides a normative critique of mass media ownership concentration. Series Editor(s): Bennett, W. Lance; Entman, Robert M. Series: Communication, Society and Politics. Num Pages: 272 pages, black & white illustrations. BIC Classification: JPHV; KNT. Category: (G) General (US: Trade); (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 228 x 150 x 10. Weight in Grams: 372.
Firmly rooting its argument in democratic and economic theory, the book argues that a more democratic distribution of communicative power within the public sphere and a structure that provides safeguards against abuse of media power provide two of three primary arguments for ownership dispersal. It also shows that dispersal is likely to result in more owners who will reasonably pursue socially valuable journalistic or creative objectives rather than a socially dysfunctional focus on the 'bottom line'. The middle chapters answer those agents, including the Federal Communication Commission, who favor 'deregulation' and who argue that existing or foreseeable ownership concentration is ... Read more

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Cambridge University Press United Kingdom
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Communication, Society and Politics
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About C. Edwin Baker
C. Edwin Baker is the Nicholas F. Gallicchio Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and has been on the faculty at Penn since 1981. He also taught at NYU, Chicago, Cornell, Texas, Oregon, and Toledo law schools and at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, and he was a staff attorney for the ACLU. He is the ... Read more

Reviews for Media Concentration and Democracy: Why Ownership Matters
"Among the many First Amendment theorists in America's law schools, Ed Baker stands out for combining a comprehensive theory of the media that democracy needs to thrive with a thorough examination of the empirical economic and sociological evidence that makes his case. This book is a must-read for anyone who wants to question the deregulatory, hyper-commercialism ideology that has ... Read more

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