Information about the constantly-changing media industry (media corporations, news agencies, legal issues, etc.) is available in various forms, such as annuals, directories, and various research projects.
See also the Business Research Guide for more databases with information of the media business.
Benn's media. Tonbridge, Kent: Benn Business Information Services.
SML, Reference P88.8 +B48 (current edition; previous editions in stacks)
The Observatory gathers data on film, television, video/DVD, and new media activity in Europe. It covers markets and statistics, law, production and financing.
Gebbie Press all-in-one directory. New Paltz, N.Y., Gebbie Press.
SML, Reference P88.8 G4 (previous editions in stacks)
The Media in Europe. Euromedia Research Group; ed. Mary Kelly, Gianpietro Mazzoleni, Denis McQuail. 3rd ed. London; Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2004.
SML, Stacks P92.E9 M39 2004 (LC)
A major database for global market information. Under the "Countries and Consumers" menu, you can choose the option "Technology, Communications and Media." Other parts of this database may also be useful.
Plunkett's entertainment & media industry almanac. Houston, Tex.: Plunkett Research, Ltd. c1998-
Who Owns What. Columbia Journalism Review
A guide to what the major media companies own.