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OWNERSHIP DIVERSITY WITHIN THE MEDIA INDUSTRY: TRENDS AND CURRENT CONDITIONS

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Date Issued:
2004
Abstract/Description:
This study seeks to determine if media ownership diversity remains at levels widely considered to be competitive and acceptable, despite consolidation within the media industry. The research augments the many studies analyzing programming diversity within the U. S. media industry. Rather than analyzing programming content, this study addresses ownership diversity by examining the diversity of media ownership within the context U. S. model, considered to be more of a decentralized, market-driven media industry when compared to other countries such as the United Kingdom or Canada. To measure diversity, the Herfindahl-Hirschman Index (HHI)--a measure of economic diversity widely used by economists as well as government regulatory agencies--is used. Suggestions are presented for the future of media and regulation to insure a competitive, diverse, and healthy media industry.
Title: OWNERSHIP DIVERSITY WITHIN THE MEDIA INDUSTRY: TRENDS AND CURRENT CONDITIONS.
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Name(s): Vizcarrondo, Thomas E, Author
Costain, Gene, Committee Chair
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2004
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This study seeks to determine if media ownership diversity remains at levels widely considered to be competitive and acceptable, despite consolidation within the media industry. The research augments the many studies analyzing programming diversity within the U. S. media industry. Rather than analyzing programming content, this study addresses ownership diversity by examining the diversity of media ownership within the context U. S. model, considered to be more of a decentralized, market-driven media industry when compared to other countries such as the United Kingdom or Canada. To measure diversity, the Herfindahl-Hirschman Index (HHI)--a measure of economic diversity widely used by economists as well as government regulatory agencies--is used. Suggestions are presented for the future of media and regulation to insure a competitive, diverse, and healthy media industry.
Identifier: CFE0000122 (IID), ucf:46189 (fedora)
Note(s): 2004-08-01
M.A.
College of Arts and Sciences, Nicholson School of Communication
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Subject(s): media diversity
media concentration
Herfindahl-Hirschman Index
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFE0000122
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Host Institution: UCF

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