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

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ReadHowYouWant.com, Jun 29, 2010 - Freedom of the press - 580 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.InThe 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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Wonderful critique of our current media crisis

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McChesney does an excellent job outlining the history and evolution of journalism in the US today. He presents the current media crisis in a new light and tells us why the internet will not save ... Read full review

The Death and Life of American Journalism: The Media Revolution that Will Begin the World Again

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McChesney (communications, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; Rich Media, Poor Democracy) and Nation Washington correspondent Nichols (Dick: The Man Who Is President) join the current conversations ... Read full review

Contents

THE CRISIS IN Journalism xviii Introduction AMERICAN CRISIS American Opportunity
1
FLAWED CHOICES False Hopes
78
WHY THE State
160
SUBSIDIZING Democracy
232
THE AGE OF THE Possible
321
Founding Principles
348
Ike MacArthur and the Forging of a Free
361
Sources for the Books Charts
382
Notes
403
Index
515
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