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Compaine, Benjamin M.

Overview
Works: 46 works in 206 publications in 1 language and 11,898 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor
Classifications: P96.E252, 380.30973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Benjamin M Compaine
The digital divide : facing a crisis or creating a myth?( )

16 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 2,436 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
The information resources policy handbook : research for the Information Age( )

12 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 2,370 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( )

12 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Until the 1980s, it was presumed that technical change in most communications services could easily be monitored from centralized state and federal agencies. This presumption was long outdated prior to the commercialization of the Internet. With the Internet, the long-forecast convergence of voice, video, and text bits became a reality. Legislation, capped by the Telecommunications Act of 1996, created new quasi-standards such as "fair" and "reasonable" for the FCC and courts to apply, leading to nonstop litigation and occasional gridlock. This book addresses some of the many telecommunications areas on which public policy makers, corporate strategists, and social activists must reach agreement. Topics include the regulation of access, Internet architecture in a commercial era, communications infrastructure development, the Digital Divide, and information policy issues such as intellectual property and the retransmission of TV programming via the Internet
Who owns the media? : competition and concentration in the mass media industry by Benjamin M Compaine( )

20 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 1,518 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
The Internet upheaval : raising questions, seeking answers in communications policy( )

10 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,077 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
Who owns the media? : Concentration of ownership in the mass communications industry by Benjamin M Compaine( Book )

25 editions published between 1979 and 1982 in English and held by 912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the issues and concerns of private media monopoly and presents research findings, statistical data and analysis of the media industry
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 424 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 held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 352 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 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Business, an introduction by Benjamin M Compaine( Book )

7 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 84 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 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English 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 29 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 25 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

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

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 8 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?
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The information resources policy handbook : research for the Information AgeCommunications policy in transition : the Internet and beyondWho owns the media? : competition and concentration in the mass media industryThe Internet upheaval : raising questions, seeking answers in communications policy
Alternative Names
Compaine, Benjamin 1945-

Languages
English (172)