Media in Wales, The - Voices of a Small Nation
|ISBN: 9780708318393 (0708318398)Dyddiad Cyhoeddi Gorffennaf 2005 |
Cyhoeddwr: Gwasg Prifysgol Cymru / University of Wales Press, CaerdyddFformat: Clawr Meddal, 216x138 mm, 280 tudalen
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Dadansoddiad manwl a thrylwyr o hanes a sefyllfa bresennol y cyfryngau yng Nghymru, yn cynnwys penodau ar y radio, teledu, y wasg, y sinema a pholisïau'n ymwneud â'r cyfryngau yng Nghymru.
A detailed and thorough analysis of the history and current situation of the media in Wales, including chapters on radio, television, the press, cinema and media policy relating to Wales.
If you have an interest in any aspect of the media in Wales then this book is indispensable. The Media in Wales is a comprehensive survey of every aspect of the industry in this country, putting it in an economic, historical and cultural context.
It's a study that's long overdue. The story of the development of Welsh media is a fascinating one with linguistic, geographical and political factors adding to its complexity. The three authors have tackled the subject in a methodical and logical way, breaking it down into manageable sections. The book is very contemporary and relevant, for example looking at the development of the internet and its implications for Wales. It also throws up some interesting questions such as whether the market-driven television world of today can sustain a Welsh-language channel.
The Media in Wales is an academic work and not a book that realistically is going to be read in one sitting. But it's perfect for dipping into, a task made easier thanks to its very good index. If you've ever wondered how the media in Wales came to look the way it does, then look no further than this book for the answer.
It is possible to use this review for promotional purposes, but the following acknowledgement should be included: A review from www.gwales.com, with the permission of the Welsh Books Council.
Gellir defnyddio’r adolygiad hwn at bwrpas hybu, ond gofynnir i chi gynnwys y gydnabyddiaeth ganlynol: Adolygiad oddi ar www.gwales.com, trwy ganiatad Cyngor Llyfrau Cymru.
PART ONE: APPROACHING THE MEDIA IN WALES
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?
Philip Mitchell is Senior Lecturer in Media Studies at the University of Glamorgan and researches European radio and news journalism.
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 Principal Lecturer in Media Studies at the University of Glamorgan and the author of
Closedown: The BBC and Government Broadcasting Policy, 1979-1992 (Pluto, 1994).
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.
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