The Death and Life of American Journalism: The Media Revolution That Will Begin the World Again (Google eBook)

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Nation Books, 2011 - Computers - 352 pages
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Daily newspapers are closing across America. Washington bureaus are shuttering; whole areas of the federal government are now operating with no press coverage. International bureaus are going, going, gone.

Journalism, the counterbalance to corporate and political power, the lifeblood of American democracy, is not just threatened. It is in meltdown.

In The Death and Life of American Journalism, Robert W. McChesney, an academic, and John Nichols, a journalist, who together founded the nation’s leading media reform network, Free Press, investigate the crisis. They propose a bold strategy for saving journalism and saving democracy, one that looks back to how the Founding Fathers ensured free press protection with the First Amendment and provided subsidies to the burgeoning print press of the young nation.

  

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Contents

Introduction American Crisis American Opportunity
1
1 The Crisis in Journalism
7
2 Flawed Choices False Hopes
57
3 Why the State
109
Subsidizing Democracy
157
Conclusion The Age of the Possible
213
Afterword
231
Appendix 1 Foundign Principles
257
Appendix 2 Ike MacArthur and the Forging o a Free and Independent Press
267
Appendix 3 Sources for the Books Charts
281
Notes
301
Index
351
About the Authors
368
Copyright

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About the author (2011)

Robert W. McChesney is a Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He hosts Media Matters on WILL-AM radio. John Nichols is the Washington, D.C., correspondent for the Nation and the associate editor of the Capital Times.

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