Television and the Public Interest
Vulnerable Values in Western European Broadcasting
- Jay G Blumler - University of Leeds, UK
Cultural Studies (General) | Television and Radio
Television and the Public Interest examines these challenges and how they are being addressed in the media systems of eight European nations. The authors' aim throughout is to identify the basic values that European policymakers, politicians, broadcasters and civic groups of all kinds regard as vulnerable in the new conditions and are striving to protect from market pressures. The book includes a wealth of information on broadcasting policy issues and practice in Western European nations and offers a major appraisal of the values enshrined in such policy, how they are protected institutionally in different systems, and how such systems are coping with the challenges of the new media landscape.
`Given the enormous social, political and legal changes across Europe, which, as discussed in Part 1, have direct and substantial consequences for broadcasting orders in many countries, the book's attention to its subject matter is timely and welcome.' - Sociology
`should be in the personal library of those interested in comparative media systems. It would also make a suitable text for an international course examining changes taking place in European radio and television.' - Journal of Communication