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Regulatory choice in communications: the case of content-rating schemes in the audiovisual industry


Saurwein, F; Latzer, M (2010). Regulatory choice in communications: the case of content-rating schemes in the audiovisual industry. Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, 54(3):463-484.

Abstract

This article addresses challenges confronting policy makers when considering self- and co-regulatory regimes for audiovisual content. It proposes a template for regulatory choice to assess the potential of such schemes by
examining institutional designs, characteristics of the industries involved, and the regulatory environment. Subsequently, the template is used to compare performance, institutional success factors, and enabling contextual factors of selected content-rating schemes in the audiovisual industry. The results of this case study demonstrate the value of the analytical approach for research and policy-making. Findings suggest a combination of industry self-regulation and public oversight for the governance of content-rating schemes.

Abstract

This article addresses challenges confronting policy makers when considering self- and co-regulatory regimes for audiovisual content. It proposes a template for regulatory choice to assess the potential of such schemes by
examining institutional designs, characteristics of the industries involved, and the regulatory environment. Subsequently, the template is used to compare performance, institutional success factors, and enabling contextual factors of selected content-rating schemes in the audiovisual industry. The results of this case study demonstrate the value of the analytical approach for research and policy-making. Findings suggest a combination of industry self-regulation and public oversight for the governance of content-rating schemes.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Mass Communication and Media Research
Dewey Decimal Classification:700 Arts
Date:2010
Deposited On:20 Sep 2010 12:56
Last Modified:07 Dec 2017 03:17
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
ISSN:0021-938X
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1080/08838151.2010.498846
Official URL:http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/section?content=a926277056&fulltext=713240928

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