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    Public Service Broadcasting (Key Concerns in Media Studies) (Paperback) By (author) David Hendy

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    DescriptionChallenging the opinion that public service broadcasting is a thing of the past, David Hendy explains its importance in the present - and in the future. Written by a leading expert in the field, this book explores the development of public service broadcasting, outlining the key debates and issues, while situating them within wider cultural contexts. Hendy uses media history to consider the outlook for broadcasters such as the BBC, and other networks and stations around the world. He analyzes how these institutions shape society, culture, and politics, focusing on how key ethical and cultural values - such as enlightenment, impartiality, service, choice, and trust - have been constantly reinvented to ensure that broadcasting can carry on being a public 'good' as well as a commercial product. Clear, concise, and contemporary, Public Service Broadcasting is invaluable reading for all students of media and broadcasting, and for anyone interested in a strand of media that has had - and continues to have - an enormous social and cultural impact, not only in Britain, but across the globe. DAVID HENDY is Professor of Media and Communications at the University of Sussex . He is the author of Radio in the Global Age (2000), Life on Air: a History of Radio Four (2007), which won the Longmans-History Today Book of the Year, and Noise: a Human History of Sound and Listening (2013). He also broadcasts regularly, and has presented series about media and cultural history on both BBC Radio 3 and BBC Radio 4.


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    Title
    Public Service Broadcasting
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Hendy
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 215 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 203 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780230238954
    ISBN 10: 0230238955
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: MED
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC subject category V2: KNTD
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BISAC V2.8: SOC052000
    BIC subject category V2: JFD
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T General Subject: 750
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 10
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25880
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.5
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    BISAC V2.8: PER010000
    Ingram Subject Code: PA
    Libri: I-PA
    BISAC V2.8: TEC034000
    DC22: 384.54
    BISAC V2.8: PER009000
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    B&T Approval Code: A34361000
    LC subject heading:
    DC23: 384.554
    LC classification: HE8689.7.P82 H46 2013
    Ingram Theme: INDS/COMSTD
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Publisher
    Palgrave MacMillan
    Imprint name
    Palgrave MacMillan
    Publication date
    17 May 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Basingstoke
    Author Information
    David Hendy is Professor of Media and Communication (Media and Film) at the University of Sussex, UK. David was elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society in 2010. He is currently a Leverhulme Research Fellow.
    Table of contents
    Acknowledgements 1. Introduction: Why Public Service Broadcasting? 2. Enlightenment: First Principles, Deep Origins 3. Democracy: Politics, Public Opinion and Debate 4. Cultivation: Broadcasting Culture 5. Service: The Ethos of the Broadcasters 6. Choice: Responding to Competition 7. Trust: Public Service in the New Media World 8. Conclusion References Index