Hesmondhalgh – Cultural Industries Theory

What is the theory? Most products are consumed when used and have to be bought again, but media products are bought once and continually used - they never wear out. So, companies have to make a lot of money out of their products initially, because they don't often resell the same product repeatedly. This leads... Continue Reading →

Livingstone and Lunt – Regulation Theory

Livingstone and Lunt - regulation theory. What is it? Livingstone and Lunt think the needs of a citizen are in conflict with the needs of the consumer, because protection can limit freedom. They noticed that regulating media to protect citizens from harmful content can limit freedom of expression. What is the advanced version? Livingstone and... Continue Reading →

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