Critical Media Research Methods:
Media Ownership and Concentration
From: Cultural Industries.ca
Dwayne Winseck takes a personal view, showing the complex and contradictory forms of knowledge used to make sense of one of the more complicated issues in political economic studies of the media, that of ownership.
Dwayne Winseck is Professor at the School of Journalism and Communication at Carleton University. His work focuses on media history, media ownership and concentration, surveillance, and democracy. He is a regular columnist for the Globe and Mail and maintains a well-regarded blog, Mediamorphis (dwmw.wordpress.com). His last book (co-authored with Robert Pike), Communication and Empire: Media, Markets and Globalization, 1860–1930 (Duke University, 2007), won the Canadian Communication Association’s book of the year prize in 2008. He is also the co-editor of a new volume, with Dal Yong Jin: Political Economies of the Media: the Transformation of the Global Media Industries (2011).