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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Presentation to RuNET 2012 Conference

Written by Terry Flew on December 18, 2012

I was an invited participant to the RuNET 2012 Conference held in Moscow on 19 December 2012. I was asked to speak about the Australian debate about mandatory Internet filtering in light of digital economy developments, as this has parallels in current debates in Russia. The participation was electronic using Movi 4.2, reducing the cognitive dissonance between being in Brisbane where it is currently 35C, and Moscow where it is -20C.

The presentation is provided below.

RUNET 2012 Conference: the results

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Law and Policy Implications of Convergent Media

Written by Terry Flew on October 28, 2012

Call for Papers: ‘Law and Policy Implications of Convergent Media’
Special Issue of International Journal of Technology Policy and Law

Guest editor: Terry Flew, Professor of Media and Communication, Queensland University of Technology
Journal editor: Niloufer Selvadurai

This special issue of the International Journal of Technology Policy and Law will consider recent discussions internationally about how to reconfigure communication regulation to account for the impact of media convergence. Three drivers of such changes include: (1) the uncoupling of media content from specific media

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