Week 3- The Political Economy of the Journalism Industry

Political Economy: A study of the social, econmic and political relations that underpin and influence the production, distribution and consumption of resources and products.

Who owns the BBC?

“The BBC is a ‘public corporation’: neither a private corporation nor a government department. The high ideal is that it is held in trust for the public of the UK by the BBC Trust (the successor to the Board of Governors following the renewal of the BBC Charter by the government in 2006).” – http://www.londonfreelance.org/rates/owners/_bbc.html

What else do the BBC own on and offline?

A number of different publications in digital and print, television and radio channels. Follow link for a list: http://www.londonfreelance.org/rates/titles/_bbc.html

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