Media Transformations in the Post-Communist World

Media Transformations in the Post-Communist World : Eastern Europe's Tortured Path to Change

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Media Transformations in the Post-Communist World: Eastern Europe's Tortured Path to Change, edited by Peter Gross and Karol Jakubowicz, is a collection of analyses of Eastern European media by some of the most distinguished scholars in the field. This text assesses the progress (or lack thereof) made in transitioning and transforming the mass media in Eastern Europe since the fall of Communism. This collection reveals how democratic political change offers an opportunity, but not a guarantee, of successful corresponding change in the media system.
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  • Hardback | 236 pages
  • 157.48 x 231.14 x 25.4mm | 498.95g
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 6 Graphs; 14 Tables, unspecified
  • 0739174940
  • 9780739174944
  • 1,849,819

Table of contents

Chapter One. When Will the Transformation be Over? by Peter Gross and Karol Jakubowicz Chapter Two. Comparing Media Systems between Eastern and Western Europe by Daniel C. Hallin and Paolo Mancini Chapter Three. Freedom without Impartiality: The Vicious Circle of Media Captivity by Alina Mungiu-Pippidi Chapter Four. From Political Propaganda to Political Marketing: Changing Media Politics in Post-Communist Democracies by Peter Bajomi-Lazar Chapter Five. Media and the Birth of the Post-Communist Consumer by Nadia Kaneva and Elza Ibroscheva Chapter Six. The Intersection of Two Revolutions: The Role of New Media in the Development of Post-Socialist Europe in the First Twenty Years by John Parrish-Sprowl Chapter Seven. Digital R(e)volutions? Internet, New Media, and Informed Citizenship in Central and Eastern Europe by Inka Salovaara-Moring Chapter Eight. Freedom of Mass Information in the Post-Soviet Countries: Two Models of Regulation by Andrei Richter Chapter Nine. Russian Media and Democracy by Hedwig de Smaele Chapter Ten. Entertaining the People, Serving the Elites: Slovak Mass Media Since 1989 by Owen Johnson Chapter Eleven. The Paradox of Journalistic Elites in Post-Communist Romania: From Defenders of Freedom of Expression to Corrupt Moguls by Mihai Coman Chapter Twelve. Two Decades of Free Media in the Czech Republic: So What? Remarks on the Discourse of Post-1989 Media Transformation by Jan Jirak and Barbara Kopplova Chapter Thirteen. "Islands in the Stream": Reflections on Media Development in Belarus by Oleg Manaev, Natalie Manayeva, and Dmitry Yuran
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Review quote

Edited by two of the most prominent scholars in the field and containing contributions from a stellar cast of emerging and emerged media academics, this collection is essential reading for anyone wishing to come to grips with the changing landscape of post-Communist media systems and structures. -- John Downey, Loughborough University
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About Peter Gross

Peter Gross is director of the School of Journalism and Electronic Media at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Karol Jakubowicz is senior adviser to the chairman of the National Broadcasting Council, the broadcasting regulatory body of Poland.
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