1st Edition

The Media in France

By Raymond Kuhn Copyright 1995
    300 Pages
    by Routledge

    304 Pages
    by Routledge

    This up-to-date, accessible textbook presents a comprehensive overview of the history, present and future prospects of French media, and considers the successes and failures of the French media policy from 1945 to the present day.
    Raymond Kuhn investigates the politics and economics of the press, radio and television, from the days of state intervention and monopoly provision to current trends towards deregulation and pluralism, and discusses the importance of the `new media' of cable and satellite broadcasting. Kuhn explores in particular the changing inter-relationship between media and state, as ownership and indirect interference decline while the state remains a key part of the media landscape in its policy making and regulatory roles.
    The Media in France is essential reading for all students of French, European and Media Studies.

    Acknowledgements Introduction 1. The press: history and economics 2. The press: politics 3. Radio 4. Television under de Gaulle 5. Television: the decline and fall of the ORTF 6. Television: the end of the state monopoly 7. Television: privatization and liberalization 8. The new media Conclusion Select Bibliography Index


    Raymond Kuhn