The Media Monopoly

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Beacon Press, 1992 - Mass media - 288 pages
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In this critique of corporate media control, Ben Bagdikian examines the effect of corporate ownership and advertising on mass media in the United States. He documents the continuing decline in the number of firms dominating production of newspapers, magizines, books, television and movies in the U.S. He also discusses the emerging corporate control of alternative media outlets such as cable television, syndicated programming and videocassetes, and shows how the recession, corporate takovers and lax antitrust policies have affected news reporting in the 1980s.

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Contents

The Endless Chain
3
THE HIGH COST OF FREE ADVERTISING
6
From Mythology to Theology
67
Copyright

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Bagdikian is winner of the Pulitzer Prize and many other awards in American journalism. He has been a Washington Bureau Chief and Foreign Correspondent for The Providence Journal, an Assistant Managing Editor of The Washington Post, and The Dean of the Graduate School of Journalism at The University of California-Berkeley.

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