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WRITING FOR THE MEDIUM - Television in Transition

WRITING FOR THE MEDIUM - Television in Transition

'This collection of essays was inspired by a desire to bring together some of the arguments that have, in recent years and all over Europe, shaped the debate about the future of television. It is undeniable that the commotion came from a certain anxiety and sense of crisis, although in some quarters (not represented in the pages that follow), the crisis was perceived and seized as an opportunity: to dismantle regulations and state controls, to discredit television's civic accountability, and above all, to make lots of money. Those, however, who felt that public service television - in its old, government-monopoly form and in its advertising-funded, commercial manifestations - was something worth defending also seized the crisis as an opportunity. It made it possible to reflect on what... Show More

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