Media Transformations in the Post-Communist World by Peter Gross

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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 in-depth exploration shows how despite positive changes after the fall of Communism, the transformations of societal institutions, including the mass media, have turned out to be slow, uncertain, and unsatisfying to many when measured against the admittedly ambiguous and overly Panglossian expectations.

This collection offers readers a different view of post-Communist media by examining the mass media’s evolution in the region from a more holistic perspective. The contributors to this volume respond to essential questions, including: Is the post-Communist transition and transformation over? When can it be considered over? Each chapter contributes to our understanding of these questions by offering theoretical overviews and country-specific studies.

This collection serves as an affirmation that the study of mass media is essential to understanding the nature and workings of democracy in the long-suffering nations of Central and Eastern Europe, with international applications. Media Transformations in the Post-Communist World is an indispensable contribution to the study of Eastern Europe after Communism, and the transformations of mass media in the region.

About Peter Gross

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Peter Gross is director of the School of Journalism and Electronic Media at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Karol Jakubowicz is senior adviser to the chairman of the National Broadcasting Council, the broadcasting regulatory body of Poland.
Published October 18, 2012 by Lexington Books. 236 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Travel. Non-fiction

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