Power Without Responsibility by James Curran
Press, Broadcasting and the Internet in Britain

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Power Without Responsibility is a classic introduction to the history, sociology, theory and politics of the media in Britain.

Hailed by the Times Higher as the 'seminal media text', and translated into Arabic, Chinese and other foreign languages, it is an essential guide for media students and critical media consumers alike.

The new edition has been substantially revised to bring it right up-to-date with developments in the media industry, new media technologies and changes in the political and academic debates surrounding the media. In this new edition, the authors consider:

 the impact of the internet
 the failure of interactive TV
 media and Britishness
 new media and global understanding
 journalism in crisis
 BBC and broadcasting at the beginning of the twenty-first century.

Assessing the media at a time of profound change, the authors set out the democratic choices for media reform.


About James Curran

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James Curran is Professor of Communications at Goldsmiths College, University of London. He is the author or editor of over thirteen books about the media, including Power Without Responsibility: The Press and Broadcasting in Britain (with Jean Seaton, 6th edition, 2002), and Mass Media and Society (edited with Michael Gurevitch, 3rd edition, 2000)
Published September 10, 2009 by Routledge. 448 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Computers & Technology, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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