The Impact of Regulatory Change on Media Market Competition and Media Management: A Special Double Issue of the International Journal on Media Management

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Philip M. Napoli
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2004 - Business & Economics - 110 pages
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The regulation of media industries is undergoing a period of intense change, and new technologies are dramatically changing the competitive landscape and placing strains on traditional regulatory models. The focus theme section of this special issue addresses not only the impact of regulatory change on media market competition from an economic standpoint, but also the impact of regulatory change on competition in the "marketplace of ideas." While it is tempting to approach regulation and policy questions pertaining to media industries through the somewhat narrow lens of economics, policymakers, policy analysts, and scholars are all increasingly realizing that this is not a viable approach to promoting and sustaining a media system that effectively performs the full range of functions required of them in democratic societies. This collection of articles reflects this perspective through its attention to both economic competition and competition in the marketplace of ideas.The general research section of this issue gathers research that is inspiring, moving beyond the scope of this issue's focus topic. Keeping with the aim to publish a broad array of articles on all aspects of media management, the five articles cover diverse subject matter and their research methodologies vary considerably. Taken as a whole, they constitute a significant contribution to media management scholarship.

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Philip M. Napoli is Professor in the Graduate School of Business and the Director of the Donald McGannon Communication Research Center at Fordham University. He is the author of several books, most recently Audience Evolution: New Technologies and the Transformation of Media Audiences.

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