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Compaine, Benjamin M.

Overview
Works: 45 works in 200 publications in 2 languages and 11,855 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks and manuals  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor
Classifications: P96.E252, 380.30973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Benjamin M Compaine
Who owns the media? : Concentration of ownership in the mass communications industry by Benjamin M Compaine( Book )

23 editions published between 1979 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The digital divide : facing a crisis or creating a myth?( Book )

15 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The digital divide refers to the perceived gap between those who have access to the latest information technologies and those who do not. If we are indeed in an Information Age, then not having access to this information is an economic and social handicap. Some people consider the digital divide to be a national crisis, while others consider it an over-hyped nonissue. This book presents data supporting the existence of such a divide in the 1990s along racial, economic, ethnic, and educational lines. But it also presents evidence that by 2000 the gaps were rapidly closing without substantive public policy initiatives and spending. Together, the contributions serve as a sourcebook on this controversial issue."--Jacket
Who owns the media? : competition and concentration in the mass media industry by Benjamin M Compaine( Book )

22 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This thorough update to Benjamin Compaine's original 1979 benchmark and 1982 revisit of media ownership tackles the question of media ownership, providing a detailed examination of the current state of the media industry. Retaining the wealth of data of the earlier volumes, Compaine and his co-author Douglas Gomery chronicle the myriad changes in the media industry and the factors contributing to these changes. They also examine how the media industry is being reshaped by technological forces in all segments, as well as by social and cultural reactions to these forces. This third edition of Who Owns the Media? has been reorganized and expanded, reflecting the evolution of the media industry structure. Looking beyond conventional wisdom and expectations, Compaine and Gomery examine the characteristics of competition in the media marketplace, present alternative positions on the meanings of concentration, and ultimately urge readers to draw their own conclusions on an issue that is neither black nor white. Appropriate for media practitioners and sociologists, historians, and economists studying mass media, this volume can also be used for advanced courses in broadcasting, journalism, mass communication, telecommunications, and media education. As a new benchmark for the current state of media ownership, it is invaluable to anyone needing to understand who controls the media and thus the information and entertainment messages received by media consumers. --Publisher
The book industry in transition : an economic study of book distribution and marketing by Benjamin M Compaine( Book )

15 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Internet upheaval : raising questions, seeking answers in communications policy( Book )

10 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These research studies explore some of the telecommunications policy ramifications of this upheaval. The first section addresses the complexities of adapting the First Amendment to the Internet, the debate over the taxation of e-commerce, and Internet users' attitudes toward online privacy. The second section looks at how the Internet has changed, or will change, traditional models used by economists, sociologists and others to explain how the world works. The third section discusses the need for new economic models to deal with the rapidly changing competitive landscape. Finally, the fourth section examines economic and policy aspects of universal service
Understanding new media : trends and issues in electronic distribution of information by Benjamin M Compaine( Book )

10 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The newspaper industry in the 1980s : an assessment of economics and technology by Benjamin M Compaine( Book )

9 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Issues in new information technology by Benjamin M Compaine( Book )

9 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The business of consumer magazines by Benjamin M Compaine( Book )

5 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The information resources policy handbook : research for the Information Age( Book )

11 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To understand the Information Age one must understand the concept of information as a resource. Like other basic resources, such as energy and materials, information resources are building blocks of society. But unlike energy and materials, they are far more abundant and versatile. Information resources include computers, telecommunications, the mass media, and financial services, all created or changed by the movement from analog to digital. This collection looks at the factors underlying digital technologies as well as the resulting public and strategic policy issues
Communications policy in transition : the Internet and beyond by Benjamin M Compaine( Book )

12 editions published in 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Business, an introduction by Benjamin M Compaine( Book )

5 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anatomy of the communications industry : who owns the media?( Book )

2 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new framework for the media arena : content, process and format by Benjamin M Compaine( Book )

5 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronology of telecommunications and cable television regulation in the United States( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Information technology and cultural change : toward a new literacy? by Benjamin M Compaine( Book )

4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Book distribution and marketing, 1976-1980 by Benjamin M Compaine( Book )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Electronic distribution of information to the consumer and low volume institutional market : a proposed area of study by Benjamin M Compaine( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The daily newspaper industry in the United States (1977) : an analysis of trends in production technology, competition and ownership, economic structure, circulation, advertising, newsprint, and labor by Benjamin M Compaine( Book )

6 editions published between 1977 and 1980 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Management information : back to basics by Benjamin M Compaine( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The digital divide : facing a crisis or creating a myth?
Alternative Names
Compaine, Benjamin 1945-

Languages
English (163)

Chinese (2)

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Who owns the media? : competition and concentration in the mass media industryThe Internet upheaval : raising questions, seeking answers in communications policyThe information resources policy handbook : research for the Information AgeCommunications policy in transition : the Internet and beyond