Who Owns the World’s Media?

Written by Terry Flew on September 29, 2013

Eli Noam, Columbia Institute for Tele-information (CITI)
“American Media Concentration and Ownership in Global Comparison”
Presentation to Telecommunications Policy Research Conference (TPRC41), George Mason University, Arlington, VA, USA, 28-29 September 2013

* Largest media owners are now institutional investors, not media moguls such as Rupert Murdoch – State Street, Vanguard and Fidelity are the largest
* Global media ownership study has covered 80% of the world’s media (measures differ by GDP/population)
* Industry concentration of different industries is a function of capital intensity e.g. search

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First class in Hong Kong

Written by Terry Flew on July 23, 2013

Having just undertaken my first lecture in Global Media and Communication in three years, and my first ever lecture in Hong Kong (as part of the KZ30 Media and Communication course being jointly offered by QUT and CUHK), I can offer some observations on the experience.

First, I do recommend coming to Hong Kong on Saturday, to be able to unwind on Sunday before you do teaching. A six-hour teaching day is hard work, and you do need a day to

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Global Communication and National Policies: The Return of the State – ICA pre-conference event

Written by Terry Flew on January 14, 2013

ICA 2013 PRE-CONFERENCE EVENT – GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS AND NATIONAL POLICIES: THE RETURN OF THE STATE?

VENUE: FYVIE HALL, UNIVERSITY OF WESTMINSTER, REGENT STREET CAMPUS

DATE: SUNDAY 16 JUNE, 2013, FROM 9.15AM TO 5.45PM.

REGISTRATION FEE: $US65 Includes morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea)

There has been much discussion as to whether forces associated with globalization (economic, political, cultural) weaken the capacity of nation-states to regulate media institutions and media content. These debates intersect with the shift towards convergent digital media, with the associated

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