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

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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.

In The Death and Life of American Journalism, Robert W. McChesney, an academic, and John Nichols, a journalist, who together founded the nations 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.

Review:

"The authors argue passionately for radical solutions but also offer an exhilarating vision for the direction of American journalism." (Starred Review) Booklist

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The “Paul Revere and Tom Paine” (according to Bill Moyers) of media reform propose a bold and controversial response to the current crisis of journalism

Synopsis:

American journalism is collapsing as newspapers and magazines fail and scores of reporters are laid off across the country. Conventional wisdom says the Internet is to blame, but veteran journalists and media critics Robert W. McChesney and John Nichols disagree. The crisis of American journalism predates the Great Recession and digital media boom. What we are witnessing now is the end of the commercial news model and the opportune moment for the creation of a new system of independent journalism, one subsidized by the public and capable of safeguarding our democracy.

About the Author

Robert W. McChesney is professor of communication at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, author of Rich Media, Poor Democracy and Our Media, Not Theirs, and co-editor of Monthly Review.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781568586052
Author:
Robert W. McChesney and John Nichols
Publisher:
Nation Books
Author:
Nichols, John
Author:
John, Nichols
Author:
McChesney, Robert W.
Subject:
Journalism
Subject:
Media Studies
Subject:
Journalism-Reference
Copyright:
Edition Description:
First Trade Paper Edition
Series Volume:
The Media Revolution
Publication Date:
20110712
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 x 1.13 in 20 oz
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 416 pages Nation Books - English 9781568586052 Reviews:
"Review" by , "The authors argue passionately for radical solutions but also offer an exhilarating vision for the direction of American journalism." (Starred Review)
"Synopsis" by ,
The “Paul Revere and Tom Paine” (according to Bill Moyers) of media reform propose a bold and controversial response to the current crisis of journalism
"Synopsis" by ,
American journalism is collapsing as newspapers and magazines fail and scores of reporters are laid off across the country. Conventional wisdom says the Internet is to blame, but veteran journalists and media critics Robert W. McChesney and John Nichols disagree. The crisis of American journalism predates the Great Recession and digital media boom. What we are witnessing now is the end of the commercial news model and the opportune moment for the creation of a new system of independent journalism, one subsidized by the public and capable of safeguarding our democracy.
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