The Political Economy of Communication

This publication arises from the political economy section of the International Association of Media Communication Research (IAMCR). It showcases original research from established and emerging scholars and commentaries on contemporary media-related issues. The journal especially invites contributions which reflect upon the political economy of communication as an evolving field of intellectual inquiry.

Martin Hirst, Deakin University
Wayne Hope, Auckland University of Technology
Peter Thompson, Victoria University of Wellington

Editorial Advisory Board
Janet Wasko - University of Oregon
Graham Murdock - University of Loughborough/University of Auckland
Vincent Mosco - Queen’s University
Helena Sousa - University of Minho
Rodrigo Gomez Garcia - Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana
John Sinclair - University of Melbourne
Randall Nichols - Bentley University
Dwayne Winseck - Carleton University
Peichi Chung - The Chinese University of Hong Kong


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Vol 3, No 1 (2015)

Table of Contents


Editorial PDF
Wayne Hope, Peter Thompson, Martin Hirst


The Marketized Museum: New Museology in a Corporatized World PDF
Davina DesRoches
Commercialization and Privatization of Media in Southeast Europe: A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing? PDF
Helena Popović
Measuring Content Diversity in a Multi-Platform Context PDF
Katherine Champion
The New Cultural Revolution: Chinese Cultural Policy Reform and the UNESCO Convention on Cultural Diversity PDF
Ben Garner


The Egyptian Regime, Al Jazeera and the coverage of Egyptian affairs post-Arab Spring: A history of hope and oppression PDF
Tarek Cherkaoui