Transnational Media Case Study

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1. With the development of transnational media systems, do you think that state regulation of the media is still relevant? Discuss with examples. According to the lecture, there are various forms of media organizations which include, state-owned, publicly funded, private non-profit, private family-owned, and private publicly listed. There is an increasing number of media conglomerates as well as its transnational features and diversity. Additionally, global media markets has three-tier system; first, second and third, wherein the first-tier firms are the major media producers that are known for its global distribution networks, the second-tier firm are the ones catering to regional markets, while the third-tier firms are the small companies…show more content…
They play a great role in the society to improve communication because of their vast network reach. Since this reach is not limited to their specific local places, media organizations should know the state regulations in every state or place that are within the reach of their networks. Knowing these regulations could help them perform better in compliance with state regulations while flourishing their strengths and taking considerations of the opportunities for further development, expansion or improvement. In the future, there will likely be more development in transnational media system but state regulation will continue to be relevant in order to maintain the order of the societies and to ensure that there will be no exploitation the utilization of the system. These media organizations are aware with the recent transformations such as the transition of the states to more liberal market policies; giving emphasis on economics and finance instead of political or socio-cultural goals; and more. There will also be more media organizations in all three tiers in the coming years so it is necessary for these new organizations to be able to determine their functions, limitations and the regulations that they need to comply for their effective or profitable operations. The current media companies that are doing the right things could serve as role models for the new ones in…show more content…
Only the advertisers, news-makers, producers and media customers could utilize the services of traditional media platforms with corresponding fees and conditions. The public could only watch read and hear the news or information being relayed in traditional media but not directly comment or react to them. Although democracy is still being exercised in traditional media, digital media communications could enhance interactions, thus enhancing the ability of people to convey their reactions and opinions. Media still have to consider state policy and regulation in social and cultural objective such as national identity, heritage preservation, social integration, regulating content, quotas, and censorship, whether they are digital media or traditional media system while exercising democracy. These regulations does not limit freedom but also ensure fair usage in respect to the rights of everyone. Media is a very influential industry that could hone the opportunity that democracy brings to the society in general, therefore, democracy is being enhanced by media particularly the digital media like the

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