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End Times: The Death of the Fourth Estate (Counterpunch)

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We can no longer trust that our journalists are reporting the news without underlying corporate or governmental agendas. The US government deregulates radio and right-wing Clear Channel gobbles up available frequencies. Journalists are embedded and the war in Iraq is a noble one. Whether the information is fabricated, one-sided, or illegally obtained, recent scandals like those involving Judy Miller and Robert Woodward only serve to underline the point that journalistic integrity is not what it used to be.

Enter Jeffrey St. Clair and Alexander Cockburn, who have not only kept the tradition of muckraking alive, but have reinvented and reinvigorated it for our times. Their newest effort, End Times, presents a detailed scrutiny of the “quality” print press and leading corporate media in the last decade, detailing a disastrous sequence of misrepresentation, suppression, ignorance, and willful embrace of the government’s agenda. These essays trace the impending disintegration of what is now “old media”—the traditional and now potentially tainted sources of our daily news—and looks toward the emergence of an entirely new landscape of mass communications: one that includes a more populist approach to information dissemination.

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Muckrakers pronounce corporate journalism dead. Read all about it!

About the Author

Alexander Cockburn is a syndicated national columnist, whose work appears regularly in the Nation, NY Free Press, and LA Times, amongst others. With Jeffrey St. Clair he has co-authored the best selling Whiteout: The CIA, Drugs and the Press, and edits the online and print journal Counterpunch. Jeffrey St. Clair is an award-winning investigative journalist, co-editor of political newsletter CounterPunch and author of nine books, including Grand Theft Pentagon (2005)

Product Details

ISBN:
9781904859376
Author:
Cockburn, Alexander
Publisher:
AK Press
Author:
Jeffrey St. Clair
Author:
St Clair, Jeffrey
Subject:
Journalism
Subject:
Newspaper publishing
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Mass Media - General
Subject:
Media Studies
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States Politics and government.
Subject:
Journalism -- United States.
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
Journalism-Reference
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Counterpunch
Publication Date:
20070431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
375
Dimensions:
7.5 x 5 x 1 in 15.5 oz

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