Media History and Social Regulation Mod 2 Unit 8

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Module 2 discusses key features and developments in media history, focusing on the histories of print and audio-visual media. The module examines issues in the debates that govern scholarly, ethical and political thinking about the actual or desired relationship of media to public life and considers the relative significance and benefits of private, public and mixed-ownership media. The aim of this unit is to carry the narrative of the development of the mass media in industrialised societies between c1870 and c1970 further and to consider the ways in which these themes have been present in the last thirty-five years.

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