Co-Editor: Peter Gross
Editor info: Director and Professor of Journalism and Electronic Media
Publication Date: October 2012
Publisher: Lexington Books
Synopsis: This book is a collection of analyses of Eastern European media by some of the most distinguished scholars in the field. This in-depth exploration shows how despite positive changes after the fall of Communism, the transformations of societal institutions, including the mass media, have turned out to be slow, uncertain, and unsatisfying to many when measured against the admittedly ambiguous and overly Panglossian expectations. The contributors to this volume respond to essential questions, including: Is the post-Communist transition and transformation over? When can it be considered over? The collection is an affirmation that the study of mass media is essential to understanding the nature and workings of democracy in the long-suffering nations of Central and Eastern Europe, with international applications.