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Media and Power addresses three key questions about the relationship between media and society. How much power do the media have? Who really controls the media? And what is the relationship between media and power in society? In this major new book, James Curran reviews the different answers which have been given before advancing original interpretations in a series of ground-breaking essays. The book also provides a guided tour of major debates in media studies. Some of the specific issues Curran addresses is the role of the media making of modern society; how "new media" has changed society in the past; and the limitations of the US-based model of "communications" research.