All Academic, Inc. Research Logo

Info/CitationFAQResearchAll Academic Inc.
Document

Framing media mergers in France and the United States
Unformatted Document Text:  Framing media mergers in France and the United States 15 AOL was an ISP (Internet Service Provider) that originally started as an online service provider producing interactive content based on a proprietary technology, that was at first distinct from the internet. During the 1990s the company reluctantly embraced the internet, and has provided both access to it as well as to its own offerings. Time Warner is itself a product of several mergers, and owned at the time of the merger cable systems, television stations, a music group, a film studio, as well as a long list of magazines (Hoover’s, 2002b). The VU merger involved a French utilities company, Vivendi, that in the early 1980s began transforming itself into a communications company with holdings in numerous media and telecommunications industries including publishing, mobile and fixed-line telephony, educational software and games (partially centered on the European market). The junior partners in the merger were Canal +, a large European Pay TV and film production company which was already partially owned by Vivendi and Canadian-owned Universal, most noted for its film and music holdings (Hoover’s, 2002a). The study compares two similar events, instead of one event’s portrayal in two countries, in order to examine how each country frames a merger that is indigenous to its own political and media system. Comparing the coverage of one merger (for example, AOLTW) in the two countries would have introduced unwanted differences that are the result of the divergent coverage of an event that is domestic or foreign. Research questions Based on the theoretical underpinnings presented in this paper, there are six relevant research questions, which demand investigation:

Authors: Davidson, Roei.
first   previous   Page 15 of 35   next   last



background image
Framing media mergers in France and the United States
15
AOL was an ISP (Internet Service Provider) that originally started as an online service
provider producing interactive content based on a proprietary technology, that was at first
distinct from the internet. During the 1990s the company reluctantly embraced the
internet, and has provided both access to it as well as to its own offerings. Time Warner
is itself a product of several mergers, and owned at the time of the merger cable systems,
television stations, a music group, a film studio, as well as a long list of magazines
(Hoover’s, 2002b).
The VU merger involved a French utilities company, Vivendi, that in the early 1980s
began transforming itself into a communications company with holdings in numerous
media and telecommunications industries including publishing, mobile and fixed-line
telephony, educational software and games (partially centered on the European market).
The junior partners in the merger were Canal +, a large European Pay TV and film
production company which was already partially owned by Vivendi and Canadian-owned
Universal, most noted for its film and music holdings (Hoover’s, 2002a).
The study compares two similar events, instead of one event’s portrayal in two countries,
in order to examine how each country frames a merger that is indigenous to its own
political and media system. Comparing the coverage of one merger (for example,
AOLTW) in the two countries would have introduced unwanted differences that are the
result of the divergent coverage of an event that is domestic or foreign.
Research questions
Based on the theoretical underpinnings presented in this paper, there are six relevant
research questions, which demand investigation:


Convention
All Academic Convention makes running your annual conference simple and cost effective. It is your online solution for abstract management, peer review, and scheduling for your annual meeting or convention.
Submission - Custom fields, multiple submission types, tracks, audio visual, multiple upload formats, automatic conversion to pdf.
Review - Peer Review, Bulk reviewer assignment, bulk emails, ranking, z-score statistics, and multiple worksheets!
Reports - Many standard and custom reports generated while you wait. Print programs with participant indexes, event grids, and more!
Scheduling - Flexible and convenient grid scheduling within rooms and buildings. Conflict checking and advanced filtering.
Communication - Bulk email tools to help your administrators send reminders and responses. Use form letters, a message center, and much more!
Management - Search tools, duplicate people management, editing tools, submission transfers, many tools to manage a variety of conference management headaches!
Click here for more information.

first   previous   Page 15 of 35   next   last

©2012 All Academic, Inc.