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- Each chapter discusses a single element of a media system (for example, financing of media) and compares it across media systems in eight countries, allowing students to make comparisons of countries within each chapter.
- Photos of media from eight countries, most taken specifically for this text, provide examples of newspapers, radio listings, television shows, Web sites, and more, helping students see how media systems operate in other countries.
- Five Primer questions begin each chapter, helping students establish their own baseline of knowledge about the subject of the chapter and prime their curiosity.
- An accessible writing style with many clear examples makes the material comprehensible and interesting to students.
Praise for Comparing Media from Around the World
This book effectively combines comparative systems analysis and rhetorical understanding in a thoughtful and engaging examination of eight representative national media systems. It is clearly written, immediately engaging and especially relevant under conditions of globalization.
Harry W. Haines, Trinity University
There is currently nothing like this kind of in-depth, cross-comparative analysis available in the textbook literature, and therefore the author’s work makes an important contribution. It’s clear this scholar has a nuanced and extensive knowledge of the field of global and international communication, and that he understands the complexities of global communication along its economic, political, and cultural dimensions.
John L. Sullivan, Muhlenberg College
Table of contents
Media from Around the World
Eight Countries Selected for Comparing Media from Around the World
Limitations and Strengths of the Eight Selected Countries
Beyond Country as a Unit of Analysis
The Importance of Comparing
A Rhetorical Perspective
The Organization of Chapters in This Book
2. Climate of Globalization.
Four Factors Stimulating Globalization
Criticisms of Globalization
3. Elements of a Media System.
The Methodological Approach of a System
Centrality of Media Content
Using a Rhetorical Perspective to Generate Elements of a Media System
Elements of a Media System
Elements of a Media System as a Tree
4. Cultural Characteristics of the Eight Countries.
Cultural Characteristics of France
Cultural Characteristics of Sweden (Sverige)
Cultural Characteristics of the UK (United Kingdom)
Cultural Characteristics of the United States of America (USA)
Cultural Characteristics of México (Estados Unidos México, or Mexican United States)
Cultural Characteristics of China (People's Republic of China, or )
Cultural Characteristics of Ghana (Republic of Ghana)
Cultural Characteristics of Lebanon (Republic of Lebanon, or )
5. Philosophies for Media Systems.
Social Responsibility Philosophy
6. Regulation of Media.
Categories of Regulatory Bodies
Regulation of Media in the EU (European Union)
Regulation of Media in France
Regulation of Media in Sweden
Regulation of Media in the UK
Regulation of Media in the USA
Regulation of Media in México
Regulation of Media in China
Regulation of Media in Ghana
Regulation of Media in Lebanon
7. Financing of Media.
Methods of Financing
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