The Market, Public Service and Regulation

Mike Feintuck and Mike Varney

in Media Regulation, Public Interest and the Law

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print July 2006 | ISBN: 9780748621668
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748670987 | DOI:
The Market, Public Service and Regulation

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This chapter considers principled arguments regarding the regulation of the media and justifications for regulation. It begins by looking into some practical realities associated with the future of the institution at the heart of the UK's public service broadcasting (PSB) tradition — the BBC. It discusses the BBC Charter Review, which may offer an insight into future policy on PSB. It draws some preliminary conclusions based on the four rationales for media regulation: effective communication, diversity, economy, and public service.

Keywords: media regulation; BBC; BBC Charter Review; communication; public service broadcasting; public service; diversity

Chapter.  14291 words. 

Subjects: Media Studies

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