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The Decline and Fall of Public Broadcasting: Creating Alternative Media / Edition 2

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Overview

Concentration of the media has reached new heights, making it harder for alternative and critical voices to gain a hearing. Market pressures have also encroached the original mission of public broadcasting-to provide a voice for the powerless and disenfranchised in our society. Yet around the country, creative journalists and activists are working to create more democratic, informative, and engaging media.

Author Biography: Barsamian is the producer of the award-winning syndicated radio program Alternative Radio. His interview books with luminaries such as Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, and Edward W. Said have sold in the hundreds of thousands. His most recent interview books is Propaganda and the Public Mind: Conversations with Noam Chomsky (2001) .

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780896086548
  • Publisher: South End Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2001
  • Series: Media Studies
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 88
  • Product dimensions: 4.20 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Watchdogs or Lapdogs? 1
The Decline and Fall of Public Broadcasting 15
Independent Media Alternatives 63
The Struggle at Pacifica 75
Afterword 83
Appendix 87
Index 91
About the Author 101
About South End Press 102
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