The New Media Monopoly / Edition 20

The New Media Monopoly / Edition 20

by Ben H. Bagdikian Den Emeritus
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0807061875

ISBN-13: 9780807061879

Pub. Date: 05/15/2004

Publisher: Beacon

When the first edition of The Media Monopoly was published in 1983, critics called Ben Bagdikian's warnings about the chilling effects of corporate ownership and mass advertising on the nation's news "alarmist." Since then, the number of corporations controlling most of America's daily newspapers, magazines, radio and television stations, book publishers, and

Overview

When the first edition of The Media Monopoly was published in 1983, critics called Ben Bagdikian's warnings about the chilling effects of corporate ownership and mass advertising on the nation's news "alarmist." Since then, the number of corporations controlling most of America's daily newspapers, magazines, radio and television stations, book publishers, and movie companies has dwindled from fifty to ten to five.

The most respected critique of modern mass media ever issued is now published in a completely updated and revised twentieth anniversary edition.

'Ben Bagdikian has written the first great media book of the twenty-first century. The New Media Monopoly will provide a roadmap to understanding how we got here and where we need to go to make matters better.'
-Robert McChesney, author of Rich Media, Poor Democracy

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807061879
Publisher:
Beacon
Publication date:
05/15/2004
Edition description:
Completely Revised & Updated
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
635,946
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.52(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Forewordix
Preface to the First Editionxv
Chapter 1Common Media for an Uncommon Nation1
Chapter 2The Big Five27
Chapter 3The Internet55
Chapter 4(Not) All the News That's Fit to Print74
Chapter 5All the News That Fits?91
Chapter 6Paper in the Digital Age114
Chapter 7Rebellion and Remedies131
Chapter 8"Won't They Ever Learn?"153
Chapter 9From Mythology to Theology177
Chapter 10"Dear Mr. President ..."204
Chapter 11Only the Affluent Need Apply218
Chapter 12Dr. Brandreth Has Gone to Harvard233
Afterword: Paradise Lost or Paradise Regained? Social Justice in Democracy257
Notes266
Acknowledgments283
Index285

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