The Future of Media: Resistance and Reform in the 21st Century (Google eBook)

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Robert McChesney, Russell Newman, Ben Scott
Seven Stories Press, Jan 4, 2011 - Social Science - 376 pages
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Co-edited by acclaimed media scholar Robert W. McChesney, the book features chapters by Bill Moyers, FCC Commissioner Michael Copps, Rep. Bernie Sanders, and Newspaper Guild president Linda Foley, among many others. With the American political landscape dominated by the influence of big business, the timing of The Future of Media could hardly be more precipitous. Endlessly pressured by lobbyists payrolled by corporate broadcasters, Congress is poised to reopen the 1996 Telecommunications Act, which will reshape every facet of our media as we know it for decades to come. Winners and losers are about to be decided, while at the same time new technologies are emerging which could truly revolutionize and democratize our media system-and our culture. From cutting edge analysis to blueprints for action, The Future of Media presents a diverse collection of voices from today's growing media reform movement.
  

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Contents

FOREWORD
INTRODUCTION
PART 1THE THREAT TO A FREE PRESS
THE EMERGING STRUGGLE FOR A FREE PRESS
THE FIGHT FOR THE FUTURE OF MEDIA
THE NEWSPAPER GUILDCWA
HOW TO SPOT ITAND HOW TO FIGHT IT
PART 2SYSTEMIC MARGINALIZATION
WHO IS WATCHING THE WATCHDOG?
THE MEDIA AND CAMPAIGN REFORM
THE LEGAL CASE FOR DIVERSITY IN BROADCAST OWNERSHIP
LEGAL FACTUAL AND ANALYTIC SUPPORT FOR LIMITS ON MEDIA OWNERSHIP
THE POLITICS OF CONVERGENCE NEW MEDIA AND INNOVATION
AN ONLINE COMMONS FOR THE NONPROFIT SECTOR
RECLAIMING THE PUBLIC AIRWAVES
THE BATTLE OVER COMMUNITY WIRELESS NETWORKS

WHY AMERICANS SHOULD TAKE BACK THE MEDIA
LESSONS FOR REALISTIC RADICALS IN THE INFORMATION AGE
MEDIA AND MARGINALIZATION
RESISTING THE CONQUISTA OF WORDS
PART 3MEDIA REGULATION IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST
WHERE IS THE PUBLIC INTEREST IN MEDIA CONSOLIDATION?
THE NEXT BATTLE FOR THE MEDIA REFORM MOVEMENT
PART 5THE FUTURE OF MEDIA IN A GLOBAL AGE
THE GLOBALIZATION OF MEDIA POLICY
OUR MEDIA IS NOT FOR SALE
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
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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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