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Post-democracy, Press, Politics and Power

Fenton, Natalie. 2015. Post-democracy, Press, Politics and Power. Political Quarterly, [Article]

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Transnational media corporations now wield enormous power and influence. Never has this been displayed so starkly and so shockingly as in the revelations that emerged during the Leveson Inquiry into the culture and ethics of the press in the UK. This paper considers the implications of the relationship between media elites and political elites for democratic culture and media reform. The paper argues that the culture of press–politician mutual interest in which media executives and party leaders collude will continue as long as the solutions proffered focus on the ethical constraints of professional journalists rather than wider structural issues relating to plurality of ownership and control and funding of news in the public interest.

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Article

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Media, Communications and Cultural Studies > Goldsmiths Leverhulme Media Research Centre

Dates:

DateEvent
2015Published

Item ID:

15861

Date Deposited:

18 Dec 2015 09:12

Last Modified:

12 Jul 2018 17:28

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/15861

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