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Power and Pluralism in Broadcasting: The James MacTaggart Lecture 1987

Phillip Whitehead

in Television Policy: The MacTaggart Lectures

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748617173
eISBN:
9780748671113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748617173.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

In this lecture, the author, a Labour MP and television producer, suggests that the broadcasting industry in Britain is suffering the most severe and sustained attack he can recall in the last ... More


The Media Cannot Reflect Society if Society is Not Reflected in the Media: Creative Access1

Des Freedman and Vana Goblot (eds)

in A Future for Public Service Television

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781906897710
eISBN:
9781906897802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9781906897710.003.0037
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter discusses the lack of ethnic diversity in the creative sector, which remains a significant problem throughout the media and creative industries. There is a significant ... More


Shifting Ground

in Science on the Air: Popularizers and Personalities on Radio and Early Television

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226467597
eISBN:
9780226466958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226466958.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

During the 1920s, radio evolved from experimental technology to potentially profitable business, from a playing field open to amateurs to a closed shop controlled by national commercial networks. ... More


Skills and Training Investment Vital to the Success of Public Service Broadcasting: Creative Skillset1

Des Freedman and Vana Goblot (eds)

in A Future for Public Service Television

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781906897710
eISBN:
9781906897802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9781906897710.003.0036
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter discusses the skill challenges in the creative industries. The public service broadcasting (PSB) system is the driving force behind the UK's vibrant TV production sector. The PSBs are ... More


Does Television Represent Us?

Ken Loach

in A Future for Public Service Television

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781906897710
eISBN:
9781906897802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9781906897710.003.0038
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter argues that television has failed to represent the nuances, subtleties, intricacies of people's lives, and their concerns and their worries. In fact, it never has. The BBC has never been ... More


The Future of Television in the US

Jennifer Holt

in A Future for Public Service Television

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781906897710
eISBN:
9781906897802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9781906897710.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines the issues that are most significant to the developing digital landscape of television in the US, particularly as the industry attempts to navigate the new rules and protocols ... More


Are You Being Heard?

Lenny Henry

in A Future for Public Service Television

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781906897710
eISBN:
9781906897802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9781906897710.003.0035
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

A Skillset census revealed that between 2006 and 2012, the number of BAMEs (Black, Asian and minority ethnic people) working in the UK TV Industry declined by 30.9 per cent. Many of the big TV ... More


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