A radically alternative exploration of news circulation that asks: do we even know what news is?
‘Anyone who wants to understand how news can help inform citizens, sustain communities and enable democratic politics should read this book. It develops an original and powerful ecological approach to deliver a rich and nuanced analysis that will interest citizens, journalists and scholars alike.’
– Rasmus Kleis Nielsen, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Oxford
Hollywood lobbyists, secret talks and one unlikely explosive issue – internet copyright. In this original analysis of three attempts to bring in new laws to defend copyright on the internet, Monica Horten investigates the dance of influence between lobbyists and their political proxies and unmasks the sophistry of their arguments.
‘Anyone interested in the future of copyright law in the European Union and the role lobbyists and corporations play in shaping legislation should read this timely and provocative book.’
– Simon Stokes, Entertainment Law Review
Anne Kaun provides a historical exploration of the role of media in shaping social movements and resistance to capitalism.
‘Kaun draws on a range of rich empirical material, using illuminating historical analysis to reflect on contemporary protest through the critical categories of time, space and speed. A must-read book for academics and activists alike.’
– Natalie Fenton, author of Digital, Political, Radical
Examines how social movements across Latin America have adopted different strategies to changing media policy and reform.
‘This analysis of media reform movements in Latin America provides an essential one-volume introduction to media policy on the continent; a must-read for anyone interested in media policy and power anywhere in the world.’
– Sandra Braman, Texas A&M University
An essential book for anyone interested in the role of the media in development.
‘Innovative, relevant and very useful for students wishing to understand the complex relations between media and development. A good communicator offering an important contribution to the field!’
– Thomas Tufte, Roskilde University
‘A compelling and original constructive critique of media development’
– Karin Wilkins, University of Texas at Austin