Convergent Media Policy

Written by Terry Flew on October 26, 2013

At the European Communications Research and Education Association (ECREA) annual meeting of the Communications Law & Policy division, I presented my paper on Convergent Media Policy.

The presentation is here:

The conference was at the University of Salford at MediaCityUK. This is the new headquarters for BBC North, and where the BBC’s production facilities are located for sport, radio and children’s programming.

I discovered that the pros and cons of the MediaCity development are widely debated, and there is some unhappiness

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Emerging Internet Nations

Written by Terry Flew on October 11, 2013

Emerging Internet Nations

William Dutton, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, IIC Conference, 10 October 2013

Centre of gravity of Internet world has changes to Asia – now 45% of world Internet users (30% in 2002); North America now 15% of world Internet users (37% in 2002)
Most dramatic changes in the Internet are now social rather than technological
Report with World Economic Forum, The New Internet World (2011)
– convergence of values around freedom of expression, privacy etc. – users in newly adopting nations

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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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