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Media Localism: The Policies of Place

Christopher Ali


Local media is at a turning point. Legacy outlets – television and newspapers – are declining while emerging platforms are failing to take their place. When it comes to the policies and regulations governing local television, regulators are struggling to address audience gravitation and fragmentation, the declining commercial viability of broadcasting, and the ongoing crisis of journalism. In an era of digital platforms such as YouTube and Facebook, regulators are also grappling with a question they had never anticipated: What does it mean to be local in the digital age? The lack of an answer ... More

Keywords: Localism, Local Television, Media Policy, Media Regulation, Local News, Broadcast Policy, Local Media, Critical Regionalism, Critical Political Economy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780252040726
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252040726.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christopher Ali, author
University of Virginia