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The New Media Monopoly - Ben H. Bagdikian

The New Media Monopoly

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Published: 15th May 2004
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"Ben Bagdikian has written the first great media book of the twenty-first century. The New Media Monopoly will provide a roadmap to understanding how we got here and where we need to go to make matters better." --Robert McChesney, author of Rich Media, Poor Democracy
"No book on the media has proved as influential to our understanding of the dangers of corporate consolidation to democracy and the marketplace of ideas; this new edition builds on those works and surpasses them." --Eric Alterman, author of What Liberal Media?
Praise for the First Edition of The Media Monopoly:
"A groundbreaking work that charts a historical shift in the orientation of the majority of America's communications media--further away from the needs of the individual and closer to those of big business." --Bruce Manuel, Christian Science Monitor
When the first edition of The Media Monopoly was published in 1983, critics called Ben Bagdikian's warnings about the chilling effects of corporate ownership and mass advertising on the nation's news "alarmist." Since then, the number of corporations controlling most of America's daily newspapers, magazines, radio and television stations, book publishers, and movie companies has dwindled from fifty to ten to five.
The most respected critique of modern mass media ever issued is now published in a completely updated and revised twentieth anniversary edition.

No book on the media has proved as influential to our understanding of the dangers of corporate consolidation to democracy and the marketplace of ideas; this new edition builds on those works and surpasses them. -Eric Alterman, author of What Liberal Media?

"A groundbreaking work that charts a historical shift in the orientation of the majority of America's communications media-further away from the needs of the individual and closer to those of big business." -Bruce Manuel, Christian Science Monitor

Forewordp. ix
Preface to the First Editionp. xv
Common Media for an Uncommon Nationp. 1
The Big Fivep. 27
The Internetp. 55
(Not) All the News That's Fit to Printp. 74
All the News That Fits?p. 91
Paper in the Digital Agep. 114
Rebellion and Remediesp. 131
"Won't They Ever Learn?"p. 153
From Mythology to Theologyp. 177
"Dear Mr. President ..."p. 204
Only the Affluent Need Applyp. 218
Dr. Brandreth Has Gone to Harvardp. 233
Afterword: Paradise Lost or Paradise Regained? Social Justice in Democracyp. 257
Notesp. 266
Acknowledgmentsp. 283
Indexp. 285
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ISBN: 9780807061879
ISBN-10: 0807061875
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 15th May 2004
Publisher: Beacon Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 13.97  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 20