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Modelling media ownership limits: the impact of current policy proposals on the UK media market

Schlosberg, Justin (2013) Modelling media ownership limits: the impact of current policy proposals on the UK media market. LSE Media Policy Project Series, Broughton Micova, Sally and Tambini, Damian (eds.) Media Policy Brief 10. The London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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Abstract

Since the Leveson Inquiry, academic and civil society experts have proposed a range of new limits on media ownership, both ceiling limits and threshold triggers of targeted behavioural intervention. The impact of these limits in the current situation would be relatively minor, even if the ceiling limits were set at the lower bounds of 15% or 20%, and need not necessarily result in enforced divestment or equate to a cap on growth. The BBC should be included in the measurement and monitoring of media plurality, but not in prescribed remedies. Plurality policy should address both individual markets for news and information (newspapers, radio, television and internet) as well as the total media market that extends beyond news providers.

Item Type: Monograph (Other)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/mediapolicyproject/
Additional Information: © 2013 The Author, LSE Media Policy Project
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Departments > Media and Communications
Collections > LSE Media Policy Briefs
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Identification Number: Media Policy Brief 10
Funders: Higher Education Innovation Fund 5
Projects: LSE Media Policy Project
Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2014 09:01
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/56428/

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