This collection reveals how democratic political change offers an opportunity, but not a guarantee, of successful corresponding change in the media system.
Author: Peter Gross
Publisher: Lexington Books
Media Transformations in the Post-Communist World: Eastern Europe’s Tortured Path to Change, edited by Peter Gross and Karol Jakubowicz, is a collection of analyses of Eastern European media by some of the most distinguished scholars in the field. This text assesses the progress (or lack thereof) made in transitioning and transforming the mass media in Eastern Europe since the fall of Communism. This collection reveals how democratic political change offers an opportunity, but not a guarantee, of successful corresponding change in the media system.
In P. Gross and K. Jakubowicz (Eds.), Fighting windmills: A retrospective on 20 years of media transformation in the post–Communist world. Bern: Peter Lang.
Author: Peter Gross
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Media Transformations in the Post-Communist World: Eastern Europe s Tortured Path to Change, edited by Peter Gross and Karol Jakubowicz, is a collection of analyses of Eastern European media by some of the most distinguished scholars in the field. This text assesses the progress (or lack thereof) made in transitioning and transforming the mass media in Eastern Europe since the fall of Communism. This collection reveals how democratic political change offers an opportunity, but not a guarantee, of successful corresponding change in the media system."
In Identity Games, Anikó Imre examines the corporate transformation of the postcommunist media landscape in Eastern Europe.
Author: Anikó Imre
Publisher: MIT Press
An examination of the unique, hybrid media practices generated by Eastern Europe'saccelerated transition from late communism to late capitalism.
Comparing Media Systems Between Eastern and Western Europe. In P. Gross & K. Jakubowicz (Eds.), Media Transformations in the Post-communist World: Eastern ...
Author: Eva Połońska
This book provides the most recent overview of media systems in Europe. It explores new political, economic and technological environments and the challenges they pose to democracies and informed citizens. It also examines the new illiberal environment that has quickly embraced certain European states and its impact on media systems, considering the sources and possible consequences of these challenges for media industries and media professionals. Part I examines the evolving role of public service media in a comparative study of Western, Southern and Central Europe, whilst Part II ventures into Europe’s periphery, where media continues to be utilised by the state in its quest for power. The book also provides an insight into the role of the European Union in preserving the independence and neutrality of public service media. It will be useful to students and researchers of political communication and international and comparative media, as well as democracy and populism.
... Methodologies and Theories (2011), and Media Transformations in the Post-Communist World. Eastern Europe's Tortured Path to Change (2013).
Author: Lavinia Stan
Publisher: Lexington Books
2014 marked the 25th anniversary of the collapse of communist regimes in Eastern Europe. The events of 1989 are widely seen as having ushered in new all-encompassing reforms in almost all areas of life. In few other places were reforms more contested and divisive than in Romania, a country that suffered greatly under the sultanistic-cum-totalitarian dictatorship of Nicolae Ceausescu, faced the region’s only bloody anti-communist revolt, and as such had the longest to travel on the road from communism to democracy. We now have a generation’s worth of experience with these wrenching reforms that have deeply affected Romania’s political institutions and political culture, and ultimately allowed it to become a member of the coveted European Union club. This volume gathers key lessons for democratic theory and practice from Romania’s first twenty-five years of post-communist transformation. Written by leading experts in the field of Romanian Studies, the chapters focus on the most important factors that have shaped the country’s political transformation during the first 25 years of post-communism.
... Nadia, and Ibroscheva, Elza, “Media and the Birth of the Post-Communist Consumer,” in Media Transformations in the Post-Communist World, eds.
Author: Elza Ibroscheva
Publisher: Lexington Books
The book traces the evolution of gender ideologies in the Balkans, through emancipating women’s roles during socialism and into the proliferation and normalization of hyper-sexualized images of women in advertising and other media in the post-socialist transition. Drawing on a media-centered cultural/critical approach to understanding the changing role of advertising in post-socialist societies and its influence on gender identities, the book offers a unique contribution to global media studies and the broader discipline of gender and communication.
Remarks on the Discourse of Post-1989 Media Transformation.” In Media Transformations in the Post-Communist World: Eastern Europe's Tortured Path to Change, ...
Author: Vessela S. Warner
Publisher: Studies Theatre Hist & Culture
This collection investigates the ways in which postcommunist alternative theatre negotiated and embodied change not only locally but globally as well.
“Media and the Birth of the Post-Communist Consumer.” In Media Transformations in the Post-Communist World: Eastern Europe's Tortured Path to Change, ...
Author: Nadia Kaneva
Twenty-five years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, this collection of essays examines the ways in which popular media re-construct ideas and ideals of femininity in the post-socialist cultural space. The authors explore a comprehensive range of questions including: How have post-socialist women engaged with media as media producers and consumers, as well as objects of media representation? What are the consequences of the commodification of femininity in the post-socialist context? How does the female body serve as a battleground for the enactment and renegotiation of gendered identities and ideologies? How can we understand and theorize post-socialist women’s activist movements? In seeking answers to such questions, this volume highlights the need to reconsider feminism as a political and theoretical project with many faces. It bridges research on the mediation of post-socialist femininities with broader concerns about the transnational trajectories of feminism today. This book was originally published as a special issue of Feminist Media Studies.
Communism has had a great impact on world history in regards to political science and international relations, economic trends, culture and the mass media.
Communism has had a great impact on world history in regards to political science and international relations, economic trends, culture and the mass media. After the collapse of the Berlin Wall and the inauguration of the post-communist period, many social scientists have become interested in the transformations brought about by the sweeping regime changes around the world. The study of the transformation of mass media in postcommunist countries has been a significant part of recent international communications research. From this standpoint, North Korea is one of the last remaining communist countries, and therefore provides us with an interesting topic for studying international mass communications. In essence, this research addresses the main characteristics of North Korean mass media in four parts: (1) mass media's main functions, (2) the organization and structure of the North Korean media system, (3) the main contents and program of the North Korean media, and (4) North Korean media law and policy. By investigating the mass media situation from the past to present, four factors can be summarized. First, the North Korean media have mainly served as the propaganda tool of the Communist Party and the government. Second, the Party controls the media by restricting all mass media to state-own apparatuses. Third, the media serves not as a watchdog of the government, but more as a conveyor of government policies and directives. Fourth, the absence of media laws means that there is virtually no freedom of the press, nor public freedom of expression. In sum, the mass media in North Korea is a mouthpiece "of the Party, by the Party and for the Party." The mass media plays a main role as a propaganda machine under the communist model and the Juche-Ideology. Today, the government has expanded the media's propaganda function through the use of the Internet.
In Media Transformations in the Post-Communist World. Eastern Europe's Tortured Path to Change, edited by Peter Gross and Karol Jakubowicz, 33–47.
Author: Tarik Jusić
Publisher: Central European University Press
The agenda for transition after the demise of communism in the Western Balkans made the conversion of state radio and television into public service broadcasters a priority, converting mouthpieces of the regime into public forums in which various interests and standpoints could be shared and deliberated. There is general agreement that this endeavor has not been a success. Formally, the countries adopted the legal and institutional requirements of public service media according to European standards. The ruling political elites, however, retained their control over the public media by various means. Can this trend be reversed? Instead of being marginalized or totally manipulated, can public service media become vehicles of genuine democratization? A comparison of public service media in seven countries (Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, and Serbia) addresses these important questions.
Understanding World Media Systems Daniela V. Dimitrova ... Media transformations in the post-communist world: Eastern Europe's tortured path to change.
Author: Daniela V. Dimitrova
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
This current and comprehensive overview of global media developments discusses key concepts like freedom, journalism ethics and education, news cultures, and international news flow. With timely case studies, the book offers a foundation for today’s journalism students learning about the practice, growth, and impact of global journalism.
Media transformation in the post-Communist world: Eastern Europe's tortured path to change. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books. Keyton, J., Bisel, R. S., ...
Author: Maureen C Minielli
This book tracks the birth, development, and contemporary expansion of media and public relations research in post-socialist societies. Contributors illuminate the current state of the academic fields of communication and media studies and their pertinent explorations in several countries in East-Central Europe and Central Asia.
Paolo Mancini (2013): “'comparing Media systems' between eastern and Western europe,” in: Media Transformations in the Post-Communist World, ed.
Author: Péter Bajomi-Lázár
Publisher: Editions L'Harmattan
The media and political systems of former communist countries in Central/Eastern Europe share a number of similarities with those in Southern Europe. According to Karol Jakubowicz, these similarities also include late democratisation, a weak middle class, marked social and economic differences, a strong catholicism, etc. Where are the third-wave democracies to date, particularly as regards their media systems? And where are they heading for? This volume with his differents talks of a joint conference in 2016 attempts to answer these questions and many more.
The Vicious Circle of Media Capture.” In Media Transformations in the Post-Communist World, edited by Peter Gross and Karol Jakubowicz, 33–47.
Author: Péter Bajomi-Lázár
Publisher: Central European University Press
This book compares media and political systems in East-Central as well as in Western Europe in order to identify the reasons possibly responsible for the extensive and intensive party control over the media. This phenomenon is widely experienced in many of the former communist countries since the political transformation. The author argues that differences in media freedom and in the politicization of the news media are rooted in differences in party structures between old and new democracies, and, notably, the fact that young parties in the new members of the European Union are short of resources, which makes them more likely to take control of and to exploit media resources.
In P. Gross & K. Jakubowicz (Eds.), Media transformations in the post-communist world: Eastern Europe's tortured path to change (pp. 33–47).
Author: Gianpietro Mazzoleni
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
The International Encyclopedia of Political Communication is the definitive single–source reference work on the subject, with state–of–the–art and in–depth scholarly reflection on the key issues within political communication from leading international experts. It is available both online and in print. Explores pertinent/salient topics within political science, sociology, psychology, communication and many other disciplines Theory, empirical research and academic as well as professional debate are widely covered in this truly international and comparative work Provides clear definitions and explanations which are both cross–national and cross–disciplinary by nature Offers an unprecedented level of authority, accuracy and balance, with contributions from leading international experts in their associated fields Published with regularly updating online edition which will ensure readers are kept abreast of the latest developments in research
Media Transformations in the Post-Communist World: Eastern Europe's Tortured Path to Change. Lanham, Md.: Lexington Books. Grosskopf, Anke. 2008.
Author: Thomas Hanitzsch
Publisher: Columbia University Press
How do journalists around the world view their roles and responsibilities in society? Based on a landmark study that has collected data from more than 27,500 journalists in 67 countries, Worlds of Journalism offers a groundbreaking analysis of the different ways journalists perceive their duties, their relationship to society and government, and the nature and meaning of their work. Challenging assumptions of a universal definition or concept of journalism, the book maps a world populated by a rich diversity of journalistic cultures. Organized around a series of key questions on topics such as editorial autonomy, journalistic ethics, trust in social institutions, and changes in the profession, it details how the practice of journalism differs across the world in a range of political, social, and economic contexts. The book covers how journalism as an institution is created and re-created by journalists and how they experience their profession in very different ways, even as they retain a commitment to some basic, widely shared professional norms and practices. It concludes with a global classification of journalistic cultures that reflects the breadth of worldviews and orientations found in disparate countries and regions. Worlds of Journalism offers an ambitious, comparative global understanding of the state of journalism in a time when it is confronting a series of economic and political threats.
If I had to give the name to the type of media system that characterizes Lebanon, ... Media Transformations in the Post-Communist World: Eastern Europe's ...
Author: Sarah El-Richani
This book presents an analysis of the current Lebanese media system. From a theoretical angle, it discusses the extent to which this system can be analyzed using the ideal types put forth by Hallin and Mancini in their seminal work Comparing Media Systems. Sarah El-Richani assesses the complex dimensions developed by the two scholars and utilizes their work as inspiration for a process of remodeling, amending the sub-indicators to identify salient factors and suggesting a new model. Featuring the views of over 60 stakeholders, this book gives a rare, critical, and concise account of the Lebanese media system.
In P. Goss, K. & Jakubowicz (Eds.), Media Transformations in the Post-Communist World (pp. 33–48). Plymouth: Lexington Books. Newman, N., Fletcher, R., ...
Author: Miguel Túñez-López
Publisher: Springer Nature
This book provides a global overview of the challenges and opportunities faced by Public Service Media (PSM) organizations, including the increasing power of digital platforms, changing consumption habits, and reforms on funding models. In order to survive in the new, transforming media ecosystem, PSM organizations need to retain their core values whilst also embracing new values stemming from society’s increasingly complex communication needs and value systems. The contributions of 40 authors from three continents are grouped into three areas in which PSM organizations can create value: innovation, governance and relation to the market, and democratic reinforcement. The book illustrates how PSM can create value for different stakeholders, in different contexts, and through different methods. Contributing to a better understanding of the role of PSM in current media systems, PSM is shown as a key agent for the development of the public sphere and democratic societies.
In Media Transformation in the Post-Communist World. Eastern Europe's Tortured Path to Change, edited by Peter Gross and Karol Jakubowicz, 33–47.
Author: Ilija Tomanić Trivundža
This book aims to feed into the critical debates about media, power and change through the respectful inclusion of a wide variety of critical approaches and traditions. This diversity is simultaneously structured and balanced by a deeply shared set of concerns, that are mobilised to defend core societal values including social justice, equality, fairness, care for the other and humanity. Critical Perspectives on Media, Power and Change raises questions about how the omnipresent media can contribute to the materialisation of these core values, and how it sometimes works against them. Rethinking social change, mediatisation and regulations are thus significant issues – explicitly addressed in this book. In addition the authors show how the role of the critical media and communication scholar merits and requires (self-)reflection; critical voices matter, but they also face structural limitations. This book was originally published as two special issues of Javnost – The Public.