Read While You Wait - Get immediate ebook access, if available*, when you order a print book

The Decline of Public Access and Neo-Liberal Media Regimes

Authors: Caterino, Brian

Free Preview
  • Explores the reasons behind the declining fortunes of public access channels
  • Argues that neo-liberalism has created a colonized social media environment that limits popular democracy
  • Adopts a social constructionist view of the relationship between technology and society
see more benefits

Buy this book

eBook $64.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-39403-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $84.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-030-39402-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Immediate ebook access, if available*, with your print order
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
About this book

This book examines the reasons behind the declining fortunes of public access channels. Public access, which provided perhaps the boldest experiment in popular media democracy, is in steep decline. While some have argued it is technologically outmoded, Caterino argues that the real reason lies with the rise of a neo-liberal media regime. This regime creates a climate in which we can understand these changes. This book considers the role of neo-liberalism in transforming notions of public obligations and regulation of media that have impacted non-profit media, specifically public access. Neo-liberalism has tried to eliminate public forums and public discourse and weakens institutions of civil society. Though social media is often championed as an arena of communicative freedom, Caterino argues that neo-liberalism has created a colonized social media environment that severely limits popular democracy.


About the authors

Brian Caterino is an independent researcher who lives in Rochester, USA. He taught at SUNY Brockport, USA, and the University of Rochester, USA, and worked in public access for a number of years. He is the co-author of Critical Theory Democracy and the Challenge of Neo-Liberalism (2019).

Reviews

“Brian Caterino’s The Decline of Public Access and Neo-Liberal Media Regimes contains the most detailed study that I have read on the decline of public access television and the rise of the Internet in neo-liberal societies. Caterino provides superb scholarship on public access, the rise of the internet, and changing notions of public obligations and regulations of media under neo-liberalism. In every instance, his scholarship is superb and illuminate the complex technological, economic and regulatory factors that led to the decline of public access TV and public media with the rise of neoliberalism and the internet that overpowered previous communications technologies.” (Douglas Kellner, George F. Kneller Chair in the Philosophy of Education, University of California, Los Angeles, USA)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $64.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-39403-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $84.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-030-39402-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Immediate ebook access, if available*, with your print order
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

Services for this book

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Decline of Public Access and Neo-Liberal Media Regimes
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-39403-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-39403-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-39402-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 280
Topics

*immediately available upon purchase as print book shipments may be delayed due to the COVID-19 crisis. ebook access is temporary and does not include ownership of the ebook. Only valid for books with an ebook version. Springer Reference Works are not included.