This collection is the first of its kind on the topic of media development. It brings together luminary thinkers in the field—both researchers and practitioners—to reflect on how advocacy groups, researchers, the international community and others can work to ensure that media can continue to serve as a force of democracy and development. But that mission faces considerable challenges. Media development paradigms are still too frequently associated with Western prejudices, or out of touch with the digital age. As we move past Western blueprints and into an uncertain digital future, what does media development mean? If we are to act meaningfully to shape the future of our increasingly mediated societies, we must answer this question.
International Media Development | ix → Figures Figure 4.1 . Media development requires increases in both skills and enabling conditions. Figure 4.2 . Hypothetical country examples of degree of media development. Figure 4.3 . Examples of demand-side media development activities. Figure 4.4 . Key SDG targets for civil society and media. Figure 15.1 . Freedom House’s Freedom of the Press Index for Eastern European countries, 2001 and 2017. Figure 15.2 . IREX’s Media Sustainability Index, a comparison of 2001 and 2017.
International Media Development Contents List of Figures List of Tables Acknowledgments Chapter One: Introduction Nicholas Benequista, Susan Abbott, Paul Rothman, and Winston Mano Part One: Theories and Histories Chapter Two: Global Media: New Issues, Old Story Marc Raboy Chapter Three: Media Development and the Market for Loyalties Monroe E. Price Chapter Four: Redefining Media Development: A Demand-Driven Approach Mark M. Nelson Chapter Five: Evaluating Success: What Should We Be Measuring? Susan Abbott Chapter Six: A Sketch of Media Development: From