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Rating the Audience: The Business of Media [Kindle Edition]

Tom O'Regan , Ben Goldsmith , Mark Balnaves

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Book Description

Knowing, measuring and understanding media audiences have become a multi-billion dollar business. But the convention that underpins that business, audience ratings, is in crisis. Rating the Audience is the first book to show why and how audience ratings research became a convention, an agreement, and the first to interrogate the ways that agreement is now under threat.

Taking a historical approach, the book looks at the evolution of audience ratings and the survey industry. It goes on to analyse today’s media environment, looking at the role of the internet and the increased difficulties it presents for measuring audiences. The book covers all the major players and controversies, such as Facebook’s privacy rulings and Google’s alliance with Nielsen.

Offering the first real comparative study, it will be critical for media students and professionals.


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Rating the Audience provides a useful and entertaining look at the history of audience measurement. -- Jonathan D. Levy, Federal Communications Commission, USA This is a really important intervention that explores a vital, although largely ignored, aspect of the media industry. It is painstakingly researched and powerfully conceptualized. It requires one to seriously re-examine everything that one thinks one knows about this crucial aspect of the shaping of media cultures. -- Professor Mark Jancovich, University of East Anglia, UK

About the Author

Professor Mark Balnaves is Senior Research Fellow in New Media, in the Department of Internet Studies in the School of Media, Culture and Creative Arts, Curtin University of Technology, Australia. Professor Tom O'Regan was the Head of the School of English, Media Studies and Art History at University of Queensland from 2005-2008, Director of the Australian Key Centre for Cultural and Media Policy (1999-2002, Griffith University) and the Centre for Research in Culture and Communication (1996-1998, Murdoch University). In 2002 he was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Humanities. From 2002-2003 he was the Australian UNESCO-Orbicom Professor of Communication. Ben Goldsmith is a Reseach Fellow at the University of Queensland.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1609 KB
  • Print Length: 290 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic (11 Oct. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0076VCBG2
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #798,627 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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