Media ownership deregulation in the United States and Australia: in the public interest?

Deregulation Media regulation Fair trading regulation Media ownership Sector regulation Mass media Regulation United States of America Australia

This research brief considers the American experience of ownership deregulation from 1996 to the beginning of 2007 and makes comparisons with the Australian media landscape. It discusses whether differences in media traditions between the countries, including an entrenched public broadcaster culture, could deliver different outcomes from deregulation.

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