Ownership and Control of the Mass Media

Why does it appear that on the surface the number of media outlets has dramatically increased?
30 years ago only 4 television channels existed. Now there is hundreds of channels available from digital telivision producers such as Sky or Virgin
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Why do some sociologists suggest that this is an illusion?
Cultural pessimists believe that the amount of choice is actually restricted and consumer choice is a myth
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Describe the pattern of news ownership according to Bagdikian
22 companies owned and operated 90% of the mass media controlling news
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What are the major corportations turning their attention to?
Cyber media
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What is Currans view of the concentration of ownership in newspapers?
It's not a new phenomenon to have so little owners
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What was the pattern of publishing for newspapers in 2002
3 publishers controlled 2/3 of newspaper
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The UK media industry is controlled by...
13 companies
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What is horizontal integration?
companies showing interest in other forms of media
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What is verticle integration?
Companies trying to control all aspects of their company
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Why do some sociologists suggest that this is an illusion?

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Cultural pessimists believe that the amount of choice is actually restricted and consumer choice is a myth

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What are the major corportations turning their attention to?

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What is Currans view of the concentration of ownership in newspapers?

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