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The Media in Wales - Voices of a Small Nation

David Barlow, Tom O'Malley and Philip Mitchell
pp vi274 216x138mm July 2005
paperback ISBN 0-7083-1839-8
hardback ISBN 0-7083-1840-1

The Media in Wales maps the history and current situation of the media in Wales in an accessible manner and contributes to current debates on the present and future role(s) of the Welsh media. It includes chapters on radio, television, the press, cinema and media policy relating to Wales; each chapter deals with historical background, a contemporary overview and discussions of key issues such as national identity, language and geography. As the first book to describe and analyse the media in Wales in any substantial detail, it pays thorough attention to both English- and Welsh-language media. In addition, the authors provide an extensive bibliography and guide to available media resources.

 

David Barlow is Senior Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies at the University of Glamorgan. He has published widely on community media networks and broadcasting and is currently researching Independent Local Radio in Wales. Tom O'Malley is Principle Lecturer in Media Studies at the University of Glamorgan and the author of Closedown: The BBC and Government Broadcasting Policy, 1979-1992 (Pluto, 1994). Philip Mitchell is Senior Lecturer in Media Studies at the University of Glamorgan and researches European radio and news journalism.

 

Contents

Acknowledgements
PART ONE: APPROACHING THE MEDIA IN WALES
1 Introduction
2 Voice(s) of a Small Nation: A Critical Context for the Study of the Media in Wales
PART TWO: SECTORS AND INDUSTRIES
3 The Newspaper Press in Wales: Print, Culture and Society
4 Cinema and Film: Casting Stereotypes?
5 Radio in Wales: ‘Your Nation, Your Station’?
6 Television in Wales: The Small Screen in Perspective
7 Bridging the Digital Divide: Wales and the Internet
PART THREE: WALES AND THE ASSEMBLY: COMMUNICATIONS AND CULTURAL POLICY
8 Policy Matters!
9 A Voice for Wales?
References
Index

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