Hendy, David (2000) A political economy of radio in the digital age. Journal of Radio Studies, 7 (1). pp. 213-234. ISSN 1095-5046Full text not available from this repository.
Digital radio - which encompasses digital production and digital distribution (via broadcasting and the Internet)- is being marketed in the UK and Europe as a set of technologies that will enhance public choice, democratic participation, and interactivity. An analysis of it from a political-economic perspective, however, suggests that in a loosely regulated market economy, digitalization will not necessarily significantly increase choice or participation: on the contrary it is likely to encourage further concentration of ownership in the radio industry, thus restricting diversity. It may also risk exposing radio to structural subordination to other mass media. The article draws on trade and specialist reprts as well as broader theoretical perspectives to support its central claims.
|Subjects:||University of Westminster > Media, Arts and Design|
|Depositing User:||Miss Nina Watts|
|Date Deposited:||01 Oct 2010 13:42|
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