Policy, Economic, and Business Challenges of Media Ownership Regulation

  title={Policy, Economic, and Business Challenges of Media Ownership Regulation},
  author={Alison Harcourt and Robert G. Picard},
  journal={Journal of Media Business Studies},
  pages={1 - 17}
Abstract This article explores the context and competing interests inmedia ownership policy, arguing that the current environments createregulatory uncertainty that harms both public and private interests. Itexplores challenges and conflicts that constrain policy, contemporary policy trends, the role of economics in creating conditions that are the impetus for policy, and needs for novel approaches in addressing ownership concerns in the contemporary environment. 

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