Digital Destiny: New Media and the Future of Democracy

Digital Destiny: New Media and the Future of Democracy

by Jeff Chester

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Digital Destiny: New Media and the Future of Democracy by Jeff Chester

Praised by the leading media analysts of our time, Digital Destiny is essential reading for anyone concerned about "what's gone, and is going, wrong with the digital media in this country" (Midwest Book Review).

As one of the nation's leading advocates for a more open and democratic U.S. media system, author Jeff Chester's warning is one that we cannot afford to ignore: the potential of the Internet and other digital communication channels to function as "the people's media" is being undermined by a powerful, largely invisible coalition of corporate and political interests.

"A damning and important case for sweeping reform in governmental regulation" (Publishers Weekly), Digital Destiny eloquently explains how our new media system functions, what's at stake in terms of its effect on democracy, and what we as citizens can do to fight the corporate media's plans for our "digital destiny"-before it's too late.

"A damning and important case for sweeping reform in governmental regulation" (Publishers Weekly), Digital Destiny eloquently explains how our new media system functions, what's at stake in terms of its effect on democracy, and what we as citizens can do to fight the corporate media's plans for our "digital destiny"-before it's too late.

About the Author:
Jeff Chester is the executive director of the Center for Digital Democracy. A former investigative reporter and filmmaker, he has been at the forefront of the fight against the increasing consolidation and commercialization of the U.S. media system for nearly three decades

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781595583437
Publisher: New Press, The
Publication date: 07/07/2008
Pages: 282
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Jeff Chester is the executive director of the Center for Digital Democracy. He has long been on the front lines fighting against the consolidation and commercialization of the U.S. media system. A former investigative reporter and filmmaker, he lives outside Washington, D.C.

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