The Future of Media: Resistance and Reform in the 21st Century
Robert McChesney, Russell Newman, Ben Scott
Seven Stories Press, Jan 4, 2011 - Social Science - 268 pages
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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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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