Ownership and Control: Ongoing Issues

  • James Watson
Chapter

Abstract

What makes the study of media communication such a contemporary activity is its concern for issues which affect our everyday lives as individuals within communities, as members of groups, as consumers, voters and citizens. Issues rise and fall in importance and new trends in media create new issues. Central to this chapter is the issue, touched upon frequently in the book so far, of ownership and control and the power this has over communication in the public domain. Here this issue is viewed in more depth and the implications for society at home and abroad of current modes of media control — of the management of information systems — are examined.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Notes

  1. 2.
    Robin Anderson, ‘Oliver North and the news’ in Peter Dahlgren and Colin Sparks (eds) Journalism and Popular Culture (UK: Sage, 1992).Google Scholar
  2. 3.
    Roland Barthes, Mythologies (UK: Paladin, 1973).Google Scholar
  3. 4.
    Robert W Connell, Gender and Power (US: Stanford University Press, 1987).Google Scholar
  4. 5.
    Sue Curry Jansen, ‘Beaches without bases’ in George Gerbner, Hamid Mowlana and Herbert I. Schiller (eds) Invisible Crises: What Conglomerate Control of Media Means for America (US: Westview Press, 1996). In her Notes, Jansen refers the reader to Abuoali Farmanfarmaian’s ‘Sexuality in the Gulf War: did you measure up?’ in Genders, 13, Spring 1992.Google Scholar
  5. 6.
    Scott Inquiry: Report of the Inquiry into the Export of Defence Equipment and Dual-Use Goods to Iraq and Related Prosecutions (1996). See the Scott Report and its Aftermath by Richard Norton-Taylor, Mark Lloyd and Stephen Cook (UK: Gollancz, 1996).Google Scholar
  6. 7.
    Richard Norton-Taylor, ‘Scott free?’ Guardian, 14 August 1996.Google Scholar
  7. 8.
    Phil Gunson, Guardian, 10 May 1994.Google Scholar
  8. 10.
    Christopher Browne, The Prying Game: The Sex, Sleaze And Scandals of Fleet Street And The Media Mafia (UK: Robson Books, 1996).Google Scholar
  9. 11.
    Nicholas Coleridge, Paper Tigers: The Latest, Greatest Newspaper Tycoons and How They Won the World (UK: Heinemann, 1993).Google Scholar
  10. 12.
    E.M. Rogers and J.W Dearing, ‘Agenda-setting: where has it been, where is it going?’ in Communication Yearbook, 11 (US: Sage, 1987).Google Scholar
  11. 13.
    John Fiske, Reading the Popular (US: Unwin Hyman, 1989).Google Scholar
  12. 14.
    Robert W Chesney, ‘Critical communication research at the crossroads’ in Journal of ‘Communication, Autumn 1993.Google Scholar
  13. 15.
    Herbert J. Schiller, Culture Inc. (US: Oxford University Press, 1989).Google Scholar
  14. 16.
    Everette E. Dennis, Of Media and People (US: Sage, 1982).Google Scholar
  15. 17.
    Jeremy Tunstall and Michael Palmer, Media Moguls (UK: Roudedge, 1991).Google Scholar
  16. 18.
    James Curran and Michael Gurevitch (eds), Mass Media and Society (UK: Edward Arnold, 1991).Google Scholar
  17. 19.
    Jay Blumler, ‘Meshing money with mission: purity versus pragmatism in public broadcasting’ in European Journal of Communication, December 1993.Google Scholar
  18. 20.
    Denis McQuail, Media Performance: Mass Communication and the Public Interest (UK: Sage, 1992).Google Scholar
  19. 21.
    Nicholas Garnham, Capitalism and Communication: Global Culture and the Economics of Information (UK: Sage, 1990).Google Scholar
  20. 22.
    Barbara A. Thomass, ‘Commercial broadcasters in the member states of the European Community: their impact on the labour market and working conditions’ in European Journal of Communication, December 1994.Google Scholar
  21. 23.
    Nicholas Garnham, ‘The media and the public sphere’ in Peter Golding, Graham Murdock and Philip Schlesinger (eds) Communicating Politics: Mass Communications and the Political Process (UK: University of Leicester Press, 1986).Google Scholar
  22. 24.
    Richard J. Barnet and Ronald E. Müller, Global Reach. The Power of the Multinational Corporations (UK: Cape, 1975).Google Scholar
  23. 25.
    Cees Hamelink, ‘Information imbalance: core and periphery’ in John Downing, Ali Mohammadi and Annabelle Srebemy-Mohammadi (eds), Questioning The Media: A Critical Introduction (US: Sage, 1990).Google Scholar
  24. 26.
    Tamar Liebes and Elihu Katz, The Export of Meaning: Cross-cultural Readings of Dallas (U: Oxford University Press, 1990; UK: Polity Press, 1995).Google Scholar
  25. 27.
    John B. Thompson, The Media and Modernity: A Social Theory of the Media (UK: Polity Press, 1995).Google Scholar
  26. 28.
    John Keane, Tom Paine: A Political Life (UK: Bloomsbury, 1995).Google Scholar

Copyright information

© James Watson 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • James Watson

There are no affiliations available

Personalised recommendations