Chapter 7: media as a business

This chapter in The Media Student’s Book analyses how media activities are organised as business operations during a highly volatile period of technological and cultural changes that have prompted the development of new business models. The chapter is organised under these headings:

  • Studying business organisations
  • Ownership and control
  • The experience of conglomerates
  • New players in India and China
  • Public or private funding?
  • Public and private in filmed entertainment
  • The new digital environment
  • Business models

In addition, the book includes a Case Study on Music and movies – digital and available.

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

Case Studies linked to this chapter on this website:

The Media Majors

Digital Cinema, Distribution and Exhibition

The Music Industry

Filmed Entertainment in 2011


Post new comment

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Allowed HTML tags: <a> <em> <strong> <cite> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd>
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

Follow Us



Report Broken Links

This website contains many links to resources around the web. If you notice any broken links please let us know.