The Problem of the Media: U.S. Communication Politics in the Twenty-First Century

The Problem of the Media: U.S. Communication Politics in the Twenty-First Century

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by Robert D. McChesney
     
 

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Media analyst McChesney (communication, U. of Illinois-Urbana Champaign) deconstructs how the media system works in the US so that citizens can see it isn't so mysterious and be inspired to take a role in reshaping the flawed policies that the system is built on. McChesney argues that the increasingly corporate domination of both the media system and the policy-making… See more details below

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Media analyst McChesney (communication, U. of Illinois-Urbana Champaign) deconstructs how the media system works in the US so that citizens can see it isn't so mysterious and be inspired to take a role in reshaping the flawed policies that the system is built on. McChesney argues that the increasingly corporate domination of both the media system and the policy-making process that surrounds it are causing serious problems for a functioning democracy and a healthy system; he explores eight myths about the media that, once dismantled, clear the way for wholesale reform. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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Robert McChesney's work has been of extraordinary importance. . . . It should be read with care and concern by people who care about freedom and basic rights.-Noam Chomsky

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ISBN-13:
9781583671054
Publisher:
Monthly Review Press
Publication date:
03/01/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
445,757
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.97(d)

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Robert McChesney's work has been of extraordinary importance. . . . It should be read with care and concern by people who care about freedom and basic rights.-Noam Chomsky,

Robert McChesney is one of the nation's most important analysts of the media.-Howard Zinn

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