Drawing on the work of international contributors Media Organization and Production examines a wide range of global-local media organizations and the production of different mediums and genres. Following the editor's introduction which sets out the principal differences of approach and defining debates, chapters address: transnational and national, commercial and public service corporations; international film and TV co-productions; children's television news production, the historical development of ‘liveness’ on radio, and music journalism; the politics and organizational forms of alternative media production including radical newspapers, video and the internet; and the changing ߢproduction ecology’ of natural history television. These topics are examined through a variety of theoretical and conceptual frameworks that help to illuminate how cultural production often involves a complex articulation of differing influences and constraints, both material and discursive, intended and unintended, structurally determined and culturally mediated. Together the chapters in this book help to recover this complexity and thereby help us to better understand the nature and output of today's media.

International TV and Film Co-Production: A Canadian Case Study

International TV and film co-production: A Canadian case study

In today's global economy, media organisations increasingly respond to global market pressures. In the field of TV programme and film production – which constitutes the focus of this chapter – foreign competition, industry deregulation and convergences in technologies and content have all led media producers to adapt traditional production practices to international modes of programme development. As a result, media producers are increasingly seeking international TV and film co-productions as a way of accessing new funding and markets, and enhancing their competitiveness. This change in production organisation and practices, from a local production model to a model of international collaboration, can be linked to fundamental changes in the ...

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