Sunday, 7 April 2013

Media Ownership and Control

Section 2: Ownership and Control
This section will be exploring how media ownership affects media provision, taking account of power influence on social, cultural, political and economic dimensions, by identifying sources of power within, for example
  • media agencies (self-regulatory bodies and statutory regulators)
  • media corporations and organisations online, print, broadcast , both public and private
  • media concentration & cross media ownership

    Click on this Wikipedia link to find out some interesting facts and statistics about the media in Ireland. The link mentions statistics about the press and can be viewed here

    Here is a link to another useful article in Wikipedia to freedom of the press and it's importance worldwide

    You may find this article useful about
    RTE and this one for TV3 and this one for TG4

    Here is a link to one of the largest media corporations in the world, News Corporation, owned by Rupert Murdoch and his family.

    What do you think are the intention of the following pictures? What do you think they are trying to say?

    An interesting debate can be found here about trusting the news (although it applies mostly to the US)

    Are all these newspapers telling the same story in the same way?

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