Transformations in Telecommunications and Media

The issues covered in this book include broadband deployment, broadband regulation and access, broadcast media ownership rules, funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, emergency communications, legal issues regarding facilities ...

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Author: Irwin Cavazos

Publisher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 162948413X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 301

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The passage of the 1996 Telecommunications Act resulted in a major revision of the Communications Act of 1934 to address the emergence of competition in what were previously considered to be monopolistic markets. Since its passage, however, the advancement of broadband technology to supply data, voice, and video; the growing convergence of the telecommunications and media sectors; and the growth in demand for usable radio frequency spectrum has led to a consensus that the laws that govern these sectors have become inadequate to address this rapidly changing environment and have, according to a growing number of policy-makers, made it necessary to consider revising the current regulatory framework. This book provides an overview of selected topics that, while far from a definitive list, provide a broad overview of issues that are central to the telecommunications/media convergence debate. The issues covered in this book include broadband deployment, broadband regulation and access, broadcast media ownership rules, funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, emergency communications, legal issues regarding facilities siting, Federal Communications Commission oversight and reform, Internet governance and the domain name system, reauthorization of statutory copyright and communications provisions in the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act, spectrum policy and wireless broadband deployment, and Universal Service Fund reform.

Digital Media

This book is divided into five key areas - video games, digital images, the electronic word, computers and music, and new digital media - and offers an invaluable guide for students and scholars alike.

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Author: Paul Messaris

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 0820478407

Category: Computers

Page: 337

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In this must-have new anthology, top media scholars explore the leading edge of digital media studies to provide a broad, authoritative survey of the study of the field and a compelling preview of future developments. This book is divided into five key areas - video games, digital images, the electronic word, computers and music, and new digital media - and offers an invaluable guide for students and scholars alike.

Digital Transformation in Journalism and News Media

This book analyzes various digital transformation processes in journalism and news media.

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Author: Mike Friedrichsen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319277855

Category: Business & Economics

Page:

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This book analyzes various digital transformation processes in journalism and news media. By investigating how these processes stimulate innovation, the authors identify new business and communication models, as well as digital strategies for a new environment of global information flows. The book will help journalists and practitioners working in news media to identify best practices and discover new types of information flows in a rapidly changing news media landscape.

Parchment Printing and Hypermedia

Interweaving media theory and historical analysis, this book explores the effect new digital-telecommunication technologies, which Deibert calls hypermedia, will have on the distribution of political power in the next century.

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Author: Ronald Deibert

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0585041407

Category: History

Page: 334

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Interweaving media theory and historical analysis, this book explores the effect new digital-telecommunication technologies, which Deibert calls hypermedia, will have on the distribution of political power in the next century. Deibert tracks the transf

Media in History

Providing a concise, accessible and analytical synthesis of the history of communications, from the evolution of language to the growth of social media, this book also stresses the importance of understanding wider social and cultural ...

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Author: Jukka Kortti

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350307087

Category: History

Page: 248

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Since media is omnipresent in our lives, it is crucial to understand the complex means and dimensions of media in history, and how we have arrived at the current digital culture. Media in History addresses the increasing multidisciplinary need to comprehend the meanings and significances of media development through a variety of different approaches. Providing a concise, accessible and analytical synthesis of the history of communications, from the evolution of language to the growth of social media, this book also stresses the importance of understanding wider social and cultural contexts. Although technological innovations have created and shaped media, Kortti examines how politics and the economy are central to the development of communication. Media in History will benefit undergraduate and graduate history and media studies students who want to understand the complex structures of media as a historical continuum and to reflect on their own experiences with that development.

Digital Transformation in Journalism and News Media

Media Management, Media Convergence and Globalization Mike Friedrichsen, Yahya Kamalipour ... powers to control media organizations by enacting complicated regulations that are used to tame unruly and adversary communication outlets.

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Author: Mike Friedrichsen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319277868

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 555

View: 640

This book analyzes various digital transformation processes in journalism and news media. By investigating how these processes stimulate innovation, the authors identify new business and communication models, as well as digital strategies for a new environment of global information flows. The book will help journalists and practitioners working in news media to identify best practices and discover new types of information flows in a rapidly changing news media landscape.

Political Economy of Media Industries

This book provides a critical political economic examination of the impact of increasingly concentrated global media industries.

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Author: Randy Nichols

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429890444

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

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This book provides a critical political economic examination of the impact of increasingly concentrated global media industries. It addresses different media and communication industries from around the globe, including film, television, music, journalism, telecommunication, and information industries. The authors use case studies to examine how changing methods of production and distribution are impacting a variety of issues including globalization, environmental devastation, and the shifting role of the State. This collection finds communication at a historical moment in which capitalist control of media and communication is the default status and, so, because of the increasing levels of concentration globally allows those in control to define the default ideological status. In turn, these concentrated media forces are deployed under the guise of entertainment but with a mind towards further concentration and control of the media apparatuses many times in convergence with others

Political Economy of Media Transformation in South Africa

This volume is the first book-length examination of the political economy of media transformation in South Africa.

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Author: Anthony A. Olorunnisola

Publisher: Hampton Press (NJ)

ISBN: 1572739908

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

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This volume is the first book-length examination of the political economy of media transformation in South Africa. By locating South Africa within continental and global contexts of changes and with theoretical incisiveness and praxis-oriented understanding, authors depict a media system at the forefront of transition both in terms of shifting representations of race and class and in terms of ownership and readership changes. Chapters explain the idea and emergence of black economic empowerment and its adoption by the media industry as well as the way in which black labour unions took ownership of South Africa's biggest companies. Topical issues include the controversial flux of identity, vagaries of regulations, changes to state-owned enterprises and to print, broadcast media, and telecommunications corporations. A unique component of this book that is also hitherto untreated by others is treatment of the pivotal role of leading advertisers both in the way they challenged racial stereotyping and helped forge changes in media depiction of racial groups. This book is an authoritative reference available to scholars of media, business, sociology, political economy, and African studies who desire more than a linear presentation of issues pertinent to media transformation in South Africa shortly before the end of and after apartheid.

Digital Media and the Politics of Transformation in the Arab World and Asia

The authors of this volume take an actor-centered perspective to shed light on current cases in Arab and Asian countries.

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Author: Carola Richter

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783658207007

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 189

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In times of increasing mediatization and digitalization media play an important role in political and societal transformation processes. The authors of this volume take an actor-centered perspective to shed light on current cases in Arab and Asian countries. They inquire into the ways processes of networking and mobilization evolve in the context of restricted media systems and state-dominated public spheres. It features original research about various social and political actors such as women’s rights activists, public intellectuals, anarchists and Islamists.

The Transformation of Political Communication

The relationship between politics and the media is continually evolving. This book explores the technological, political and social forces that affect the practice of political communication throughout the world today.

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Author: Ralph Negrine

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137021397

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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The relationship between politics and the media is continually evolving. This book explores the technological, political and social forces that affect the practice of political communication throughout the world today. Offering a critical, historical approach, this book is for all students interested in the communication of politics.