The New Media Monopoly: A Completely Revised and Updated Edition With Seven New Chapters

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Beacon Press, May 15, 2004 - Social Science - 320 pages
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When the first edition of The Media Monopoly was published in 1983, critics called Ben Bagdikian's warnings about the chilling effects of corporate ownership and mass advertising on the nation's news "alarmist." Since then, the number of corporations controlling most of America's daily newspapers, magazines, radio and television stations, book publishers, and movie companies has dwindled from fifty to ten to five.

The most respected critique of modern mass media ever issued is now published in a completely updated and revised twentieth anniversary edition.

'Ben Bagdikian has written the first great media book of the twenty-first century. The New Media Monopoly will provide a roadmap to understanding how we got here and where we need to go to make matters better.'
-Robert McChesney, author of Rich Media, Poor Democracy
 

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Contents

Common Media for an Uncommon Nation
1
The Big Five
27
The Internet
55
Not All the News Thats Fit to Print
74
All the News That Fits?
91
Paper in the Digital Age
114
Rebellion and Remedies
131
Wont They Ever Learn?
153
Dear Mr President
204
Only the Affluent Need Apply
218
Dr Brandreth Has Gone to Harvard
233
Paradise Lost of Paradise Regained? Social Justice in Democracy
257
Notes Acknowledgments
266
Acknowledgments
283
Index
285
Copyright

From Mythology to Theology
177

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About the author (2004)

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ben H. Bagdikian is dean emeritus of the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California at Berkeley. His other books include Double Vision: Reflections on My Heritage, Life, and Profession.

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