Media and Politics: An Introduction

Paperback | January 11, 2012

byWayne Errington, Narelle Miragliotta

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Media and Politics 2e offers a thorough introduction to the politics of the Australian media, particularly the effect that Australia's liberal democratic tradition has on the operation and structure of the media, and in turn the effect of the media on politics. It examines the development and evolution of the Australian media, as well as the key debates and controversies which have shaped the domestic media landscape in the last decade. It seeks to explain the dynamics of contemporary media policy and technology while using an approach that locates suchchanges in enduring principles of political power and institutional behaviour. The book maps outs the key institutions, ideas and actors which influence the operation of the Australian media i.e. the legal and bureaucratic framework, the regulators, the interest groups and the public, providing a strong framework to understand the relationship between media and politics inAustralia.

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Media and Politics 2e offers a thorough introduction to the politics of the Australian media, particularly the effect that Australia's liberal democratic tradition has on the operation and structure of the media, and in turn the effect of the media on politics. It examines the development and evolution of the Australian media, as well ...

Wayne Errington is a Lecturer in the School of History and Politics at the University of Adelaide with research and teaching interests in Australian politics, democracy and democratic theory, political leadership and communication. Narelle Miragliotta is a Lecturer in the School of Political and Social Inquiry at Monash University. Dr...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:246 pages, 9.65 × 6.69 × 0.07 inPublished:January 11, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. The Liberal Democratic Tradition and the Media2. The Australian Media System: Audiences, Firms and Governments3. Understanding the Media and Their Effects4. The News Media in Action5. The Politics of Spin6. The Media and Elections7. The Politics of Proscribing and Prescribing Media Content8. New Developments in Media Ownership9. Public Broadcasting: The ABC and SBS10. New Media and the Prospects for Democracy11. Global Politics, Global Media