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What Price Creativity?

What Price Creativity?

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What Price Creativity?

Edited by: Jo Langham Brown, Sue Ralph, Tim Lees

Publication date: 1998
Total pages: 256
ISBN: 1 86020 553 4
Price: £ 22.50


What Price Creativity? contains the keynote address, research reports and papers given at the Manchester Broadcasting Symposium (renamed the International Broadcasting Symposium) held at the University of Manchester in April 1997.
The theme of the 1997 symposium was to look at the convergence of industries such as media, computers and telecommunications and see how this 'coming together' is likely to have an impact on what we watch.
At present there are five terrestrial analogue, 30 satellite analogue and about ten original channels on Cable. Soon there could be 25 Terrestrial digital channels, 500 on satellite digital and an unlimited number on cable and/or telecoms or even the National Grid.
Is this increase in choice in television a progressive or regressive step? Is there too much choice? Does the quality of programmes suffer? How will it be financed?


Sue Ralph is Co-ordinator of the MEd in Education and the Mass Media and the MEd in Adult and Continuing Education and Training at the University of Manchester.
Jo Langham Brown is a Senior Research Lecturer at University College, Warrington and teaches on the European Media MA at the University of Manchester.
Tim Lees provides support services for media courses at the University of Manchester and is Administrator of the Symposium.

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