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Who Owns the World's Media?: Media Concentration and Ownership around the World

Eli M. Noam and The International Media Concentration Collaboration

Abstract

Media concentration has been an issue around the world. To some observers the power of large corporations has never been higher. To others, the Internet has brought openness and diversity. What perspective is correct? The answer has significant implications for politics, business, culture, regulation, and innovation. It addresses a highly contentious subject of public debate in many countries around the world. In this discussion, one side fears the emergence of media empires that can sway public opinion and endanger democracy. The other side believes the Internet has opened media to unpreceden ... More

Keywords: media, Internet, free markets, television, newspapers, search engines, media concentration, media conglomerates, books, radio, TV, film, telecom, ISPs, China, private investment funds, Google, media regulation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780199987238
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199987238.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Eli M. Noam, author
Professor of Economics and Finance, Columbia Business School

The International Media Concentration Collaboration, author

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Part 1 Introduction and Overview

Part 2 Media Concentration around the World—Country Studies

A Europe

3 Media Ownership and Concentrationin Belgium

Peggy Valcke, Jo Groebel, And Moritz Bittner

5 Media Ownership and Concentration in France

Patrick-Yves Badillo, Dominique Bourgeois, and Jean-Baptiste Lesourd

6 Media Ownership and Concentration in Germany

Julia Bösch, Max-Josef Meier, Philipp Rösch-Schlanderer, and Achim Ekkehard Henning Wolf

7 Media Ownership and Concentration in Ireland

Roddy Flynn and Paschal Preston

8 Media Ownership and Concentration in Italy

Giuseppe Richeri and Benedetta Prario

12 Media Ownership and Concentration in Spain

Juan P. Artero and Alfonso Sánchez-Tabernero

13 Media Ownership and Concentration in Sweden

Robert G. Picard, Mart Ots, and Madison Forsander

14 Media Ownership and Concentration in Switzerland

Patrick-Yves Badillo and Dominique Bourgeois

B North America

C Latin America

19 Media Ownership and Concentration in Argentina

Guillermo Mastrini, Ana Bizberge, and MartÍn Becerra

21 Media Ownership and Concentration in Chile

Sergio Godoy E. school of Communications, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

22 Media Ownership and Concentration in Mexico

Juan Enrique Huerta Wong and Rodrigo Gómez García

D Asia-Pacific

23 Media Ownership and Concentration in Australia

Franco Papandrea and Rodney Tiffen

24 Media Ownership and Concentration in the People’s Republic of China

Min Hang and The China Media Concentration Research Group

25 Media Ownership and Concentration in India

Anuradha Bhattacharjee, Liwei Wang, and Tapasya Banerjee

26 Media Ownership and Concentration in Japan

Kiyoshi Nakamura, Teruaki Asari, Yoshiharu Ichikawa, Koichiro Hayashi, Hajime Yamada, and Sho Yamaguchi

28 Media Ownership and Concentration in Taiwan

Yu-li Liu, Yuntsai Chou, Kuo-feng Tseng, Ru-Shou Robert Chen, Yi-hsuan Chiang, and Ping-Hung Chen

E Middle East and Africa

30 Media Ownership and Concentration in Israel

Amit M. Schejter and Moran Yemini

31 Media Ownership and Concentration in South Africa

George Angelopulo and Petrus H. Potgieter

Part 3 Summaries and Analyses

33 European Trends

Patrick-Yves Badillo, Dominique Bourgeois, and Jean-Baptiste Lesourd