Institutional Design and Accountability in UK Media 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:
Institutional Design and Accountability in UK Media Regulation

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This chapter shifts the focus from predominantly structural regulation of media markets to the activities of the media, and those who regulate them, from the perspective of accountability. It discusses aspects of accountability; formal power and informal influence; complaints and ‘standards’ in broadcasting; the Press Complaints Commission; and the Advertising Standards Authority.

Keywords: media regulation; media; accountability; broadcasting; Press Complaints Commission; Advertising Standards Authority

Chapter.  13886 words. 

Subjects: Media Studies

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