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Corporate Media and the Threat to Democracy (Seven Stories' Open Media Pamphlet Series)

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Publisher Comments:

-- The global media market of the '90s is dominated by fewer than ten media conglomerates

The tremendous growth of the so-called information superhighway has opened countless new channels for media, but only a very few opportunities for control of those channels. The global media market is dominated by only a handful of major players holding more and more of the cards. Robert McChesney traces the emergence of this global media monopoly, describes what the main players are up to, and details how the Internet is being brought under their control. He discusses the dangers of this monopoly to democratic culture and reports on what people around the world are doing about it.

Synopsis:

"In this passionate and strikingly lucid essay, Robert McChesney makes clear why all of us should be alarmed about the effects of media mergers on the future of American democracy. This is a must reading for anyone who wants to get a quick understanding of this troubling trend."—Susan J. Douglas, author of Growing Up Female with the Mass Media

Synopsis:

The tremendous growth of the so-called information superhighway has opened countless new channels for media, but only a very few opportunities for control of these channels. In this book, the author of Telecommunications, Mass Media, and Democracy traces the emergence of the global media monopoly, describes what the main players are up to, and details how the Internet is being brought under their control.

About the Author

Heraled as a modern day Thomas Paine and "one of the nation's most important analysts of the media," McChesney has written or edited 8 books, including "Telecommunications, Mass Media, and Democracy" and "Rich Media, Poor Democracy." He's a professor at the University of Illinois and hosts a weekly radio show on WILL-AM.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781888363470
Author:
McChesney, Robert W.
Publisher:
Seven Stories Press
Author:
McChesney, Robert
Author:
McChesney, Robert Waterman
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Communication
Subject:
Mass media
Subject:
Journalism
Subject:
Democracy
Subject:
Civil Rights
Subject:
Economic aspects
Subject:
Communication, international
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Civil Rights
Subject:
Political Ideologies - Democracy
Subject:
Policy
Subject:
Politics - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Open Media Series
Series Volume:
no. 16
Publication Date:
19970331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
80
Dimensions:
6.8 x 4.2 x 0.2 in 2 oz

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History and Social Science » Journalism » General
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Product details 80 pages Seven Stories Press - English 9781888363470 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , "In this passionate and strikingly lucid essay, Robert McChesney makes clear why all of us should be alarmed about the effects of media mergers on the future of American democracy. This is a must reading for anyone who wants to get a quick understanding of this troubling trend."—Susan J. Douglas, author of Growing Up Female with the Mass Media
"Synopsis" by , The tremendous growth of the so-called information superhighway has opened countless new channels for media, but only a very few opportunities for control of these channels. In this book, the author of Telecommunications, Mass Media, and Democracy traces the emergence of the global media monopoly, describes what the main players are up to, and details how the Internet is being brought under their control.
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