Corporate Media and the Threat to Democracy [NOOK Book]

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"In this passionate and strikingly lucid essay, Robert McChesney makes clear why all of us should be alarmed about the effects of media mergers on the future of American democracy. This is a must reading for anyone who wants to get a quick understanding of this troubling trend."—Susan J. Douglas, author of Growing Up Female with the Mass Media

The tremendous growth of the so-called information superhighway has opened countless new channels for media, but only a very few opportunities for control of ...

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Overview

"In this passionate and strikingly lucid essay, Robert McChesney makes clear why all of us should be alarmed about the effects of media mergers on the future of American democracy. This is a must reading for anyone who wants to get a quick understanding of this troubling trend."—Susan J. Douglas, author of Growing Up Female with the Mass Media

The tremendous growth of the so-called information superhighway has opened countless new channels for media, but only a very few opportunities for control of these channels. In this book, the author of Telecommunications, Mass Media, and Democracy traces the emergence of the global media monopoly, describes what the main players are up to, and details how the Internet is being brought under their control. Size A. 64 pp.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781609801175
  • Publisher: Seven Stories Press
  • Publication date: 1/4/2011
  • Series: Open Media Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 895,709
  • File size: 196 KB

Meet the Author

Robert McChesney
ROBERT W. MCCHESNEY is a research professor in the Institute of Communications Research and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His work concentrates on the history and political economy of communication, emphasizing the role media play in democratic and capitalist societies. While teaching at Wisconsin, he was selected as one of the top 100 classroom teachers on the Madison campus.
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