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.
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.
"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.
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.
This book analyses how viewers use and react to television screen and its programmes. It discusses the theories of television viewing behaviour, the uses and misuses of TV ratings, the role of TV remote control on television behaviour and its social and cultural effects as well as the ways Greek viewers watch television since the deregulation of Greek television systems, the evolution of the genres of programmes they prefer in this period.
This is a follow up research that the author has initially undertaken in 1996. The author repeats his research in 1999 monitoring the television programmes of the same five television channels for two weeks, as in the first research, in order to see the amount of violence of Greek television as well as the character of its portrayal. It also compares the findings of the two studies. The results are that the amount of violence has increased for about three times compared to 1996, especially on the TV news programmes.
This is a collective book based on a one-day seminar organized by the Department of Communication and Media Studies at the National University of Athens. The contributors are focused on the media ethics and how journalists can react to the pressures of the new competitive era. It also discusses how journalists and the media react in crisis situations, using case examples from the Vietnam War, the near war situation in the Aegean Sea between Greece and Turkey and crisis in the military.
This book examines the effects of television, and pays particular emphasis on Greek television. Drawing on the approaches of medium theory and political economy, it refers to the medium of television and its specific conditions of the production of its content and examines how this is further influenced by the commercial logic. Moreover, it examines some the effects of the dominance of commercial television in the Greek system.
This book tries to provide with a concise and coherent way the structures, functions and the developments of the broadcasting systems in various and important parts of the world. It considers that the knowledge of the evolution of broadcasting systems in other countries helps directly or indirectly the potential of comparison. This allows us to examine the similarities as well as the differences and particularities.