February 5 Regulating the Media

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Regulating the Media February 5 2008
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Media systems Totalitarian (government control) Extoles the positive virtues of the government at the expense of variety Authoritarian (government restricted) Reflects a kind of “self censorship” liberal/democratic Media exists outside the influence of the government, to an extent Mediating between chaos and freedom through regulation Regulation = set of rules Organizing structure Not static: reflects changing political discourse Establishes the environment in which the media operates
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Regulation – Deregulation Establishes the rules of media content Decent, pornographic, who produces it, what is in it, who owns what companies, across medium, etc. If you own two medium in one market, you have more control over how information is given, what slant, etc. Who Benefits? Who is Constrained? Who gets to define “the public interest”
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