Ownership and Control: Ongoing Issues

  • James Watson


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.


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