The European media landscape is changing profoundly. In this wide-ranging and timely text, members of the Euromedia Research Group examine the ways in which national and supranational policy is reacting to these changes. The contributors consider: the consequences for broadcasting systems of satellite and cable delivery; the fate of public broadcasting under deregulation; the changes currently affecting print media and newspapers; the impact of media changes for political and social cultural life; and the significance of the Internet, the first true fruit of the telematic revolution in communication.
- Chapter 1: Changing Media and Changing Society
Part I: Structural Changes
- Chapter 2: The European Newspaper Market
- Chapter 3: Does Public Broadcasting Have a Future?
- Chapter 4: Media Concentration and the Public Interest
Part II: Technological Changes
- Chapter 5: The Digital Future
- Chapter 6: The Internet: A New Mass Medium?
- Chapter 7: Convergence: Legislative Dilemmas
Part III: Media and Sociocultural Change
- Chapter 8: Commercialization and beyond
- Chapter 9: Politicization in Decline?
- Chapter 10: Media Use in the European Household
- Chapter 11: The Media in the Age of Digital Communication
Part IV: Policy Responses