Big Media, Big Money

Big Media, Big Money

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Big Media, Big Money is a lively and scathing critique of the contemporary communications industry, examining how media ownership and the profit-making motive affect the messages we receive in alarming ways. Through close readings of recent news events and critical examination of corporate influence, Bettig and Hall conclude that current interconnections among media, big business, government, and education pose a serious threat to democratic communications. The second edition includes three new chapters, covering the contemporary Hollywood film industry; the changing landscape of the music industry; and a€œad creep, a€ the proliferation of advertising into previously ad-free venues such as schools and childrena€™s television programming.Its buying power and brick-and-mortar rental stores entirely drove the original mom-and-pop video rental stores out of ... which sold DVDs at deep discounts to attract shoppers for consumer electronics goods; rent-by-mail services, such as N anbsp;...

Title:Big Media, Big Money
Author: Ronald V. Bettig, Jeanne Lynn Hall
Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield Publishers - 2012-05-04

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