Media Ownership, Concentration, and Control: The Evolution of Debate

John D.H. Downing*

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26 Scopus citations
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Handbook of Political Economy of Communications
Number of pages29
ISBN (Print)9781405188807
StatePublished - Apr 18 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • 1947 Hutchins Commission Report A Free and Responsible Press - foundational in USA
  • Hutchins Commission Report (1947) - answer to threat posed by media oligopoly
  • Issues, internationalized - current weight of US policy making on the world stage
  • Media ownership, concentration and control - evolution of debate
  • Media sociologists, in operational control - sociology of organizations
  • Murdock (1982), ownership - function of corporate strategies - imperfect competition
  • Murdock and golding, "for a political economy of mass communications" - market dynamics
  • Ownership, controlling debate in media research - about corporate ownership and control
  • Quirk in US research strand, arguments - from political right snitching left's clothes "east coast liberals"
  • Schiller's contribution to US and international media research - imaginable paradigms of media research

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences

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