Topic 1 - Trends in the Ownership and Control of the Mass Media

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Agenda Setting
Controlling which issues come to public attention.
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Cross-Media Ownership
Occurs when different types of media - e.g. radio and TV stations - are owned by the same company.
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Cybermedia
The internet and worldwide web.
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Diversification
The practice of spreading risk by moving into new, unrelated areas of business.
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Global Conglomeration
The trend for media corporations to have a presence in many countries and operate in a global market.
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False Class-Consciousness
Coming to believe (wrongly) that capitalism is a fair system which benefits us all equally. Associated with Marxism.
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Hegemony
Domination by consent (used to describe the way in which the ruling class project their view of the world so that it becomes the consensus view).
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Horizontal Integration
Also known as cross-media ownership. Refers to the fact that the bigger media companies often own a diverse range of media.
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Investigative Journalism
Journalism that aims to expose the misdeeds of the powerful.
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Mass Media
Agencies of communication that transmit information, education, news and entertainment to mass audiences.
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Media Concentration
The result of smaller media companies merging, or being bought up by larger
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Occurs when different types of media - e.g. radio and TV stations - are owned by the same company.

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Cross-Media Ownership

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The internet and worldwide web.

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The practice of spreading risk by moving into new, unrelated areas of business.

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The trend for media corporations to have a presence in many countries and operate in a global market.

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