European Media provides a clear, concise account of the structures, dynamics and realities of the changing face of media in Europe. It offers a timely and illuminating appraisal of the issues surrounding the development of new media in Europe and explores debates about the role of the media in the formation of a European public sphere and a European identity. The book argues that Europe offers an ideal context for examining interactions between global, regional and national media processes.
This book attempts to analyze current issues in the complex and multifaceted world of modern communication. The contributors of the book aim to discuss some of the topics related to the changes in the communication domain of the 21st century and to reflect on the debate as well as the concerns about the role of the media nowadays and more precisely in the fields of information, politics, journalism and the new media.
Media Perspectives for the 21st Century brings together key international scholars to explore concepts, topics and issues concerning the communication environment in contemporary democratic societies. It combines qualitative and quantitative approaches to provide an interdisciplinary and truly global perspective that reflects the trends, theories and issues in current media and communication research.
A paper about the international media coverage of the crisis in Greece and in Eurozone. Published: The Media and Financial Crises: Comparative and Historical Perspectives. Edited by Steve Schifferes, Richard Roberts, London: Routledge, 2015.
Communications Policy: Theories and Issues utilizes new research to highlight key debates and developments, and addresses a broad spectrum of contemporary concerns regarding the structure and the organization of communications systems in the past, present and future. Combining theoretical analysis with empirical research findings, this comprehensive text explores the contemporary theories and issues in communications policy that affect all democratic societies as they seek to address the challenges of emerging information and communications technologies.
This article discusses the concept of "privacy" as a dynamic component that has changed and it is still subject to changes due to the advance of the internet and social media in particular. Our personal information has become a commodity that can raise our visibility in the social media driven world.
This article aims to provide an overview of the current state of digital television in Greece. By examining the latest digital developments in the middle of financial crisis, it suggests that the Greek government adopted a purely market-driven approach leaving the private forces to take up digital terrestrial television.
This study, based on a content analysis of television news and survey in eleven nations, explores the split between those who see the media as politically alienating and others who see the media as encouraging greater political involvement.
"Analecta" is a collection of researches, studies and analyses on various issues which occupied the researchers and the associates of the Hellenic Audiovisual Institute. The aim of this yearbooks is to provide with information and analysis on the various developments in the communications landscape.
As news media change, so media news consumption changes with them. This paper, part of a larger international research project involving 11 countries in four continents (Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia), is focused on news consumption.
Has the communication of politics become professionalised? Who are the 'professionals' and what part do they play in the political process? Can the process of professionalisation be observed in different political systems? These, and related questions, about the changing nature of practices in political communication are explored in this book that looks at developments across a number of different countries.
This book describes and analyses the effects of the deregulation of the communication filed, and particularly the television landscape in Europe and in Greece. It traces the forces and the procedures that dominate the new audiovisual domain. It argues that the re-organization of the audiovisual landscape is part of a procedure that is related to the wider re-structuring of the communication systems and the dominance of neo-liberal ideologies, which favor the re-organization and modernization of the economy. This book describes and analyses the effects of the deregulation of the communication filed, and particularly the television landscape in Europe and in Greece. It traces the forces and the procedures that dominate the new audiovisual domain. It argues that the re-organization of the audiovisual landscape is part of a procedure that is related to the wider re-structuring of the communication systems and the dominance of neo-liberal ideologies, which favor the re-organization and modernization of the economy.
This book attempts to analyse the development of the mass media in the European South, particularly the media systems of Italy, Spain, Portugal and Greece as well as to relate their development to the political history and particularities of these countries. Although, this study is not a detailed history of the developments in the filed of mass communication in the Southern Europe, it tries to identify the common characteristics as well as certain constant features of the media systems in these countries.
European Television in the Digital Age traces the development of digital TV and provides a clear, concise account of the dynamics and realities of the changing face of television in Europe. The book synthesizes an array of empirical research and case study work, summarizes theoretical arguments, and provides an up-to-date analysis of the European audiovisual landscape. Author offers a timely appraisal of the key issues surrounding digital TV.
This book describes the initiatives and policies of the European Union (EU) in the field of communications. It assesses these policies as well as the intervention of the EU in the communications sector. It analyses the axes of the European audiovisual and communications policies, as these are identified in the initiatives and actions of the EU.
We are in the eve of a new century and there are many questions and scenarios regarding the day after. As the world becomes more complicated, the media occupy a prominent role in the society and influence other social, economic and political institutions. In the new century we are in front of a fast and important transformation where the media institutions and processes are in the centre of these developments as well as conflicts.