Chapter 10: regulation now?

This chapter in the Media Student’s Book explains why ‘regulation’ is a key issue in media studies and explores the different models that have developed in different contexts. The chapter is organised under the following headings:

  • Politics and media economics
  • Regulation and ‘freedom’
  • Historical background
  • Changes in the ‘orthodoxy’ of economic policy and new models
  • Deregulation, liberalisation and media institutions
  • The contemporary regulatory environment
  • A ‘free market’ for classification, censorship and sex and violence?
  • The public gets the media it deserves?
  •  ‘Free choices’ and ‘free speech’?

As for the other chapters, there is a list of links here as indicated in the book for reference and further study.


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