Rich Media, Poor Democracy

Rich Media, Poor Democracy

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First published to great acclaim in 2000, Rich Media, Poor Democracy is Robert W. McChesneya€™s magnum opus. Called a a€œrich, penetrating studya€ by Noam Chomsky, the book is a meticulously researched exposition of how U.S. media and communication empires are threatening effective democratic governance. What happens when a few conglomerates dominate all major aspects of mass media, from newspapers and magazines to radio and broadcast television? Since the publication of this prescient work, which won Harvarda€™s Goldsmith Book Prize and the Kappa Tau Alpha Research Award, the concentration of media power and the resultant a€œhypercommercialization of culturea€ has only intensified. McChesney lays out his vision for what a truly democratic society might look like, offering compelling suggestions for how the media can be reformed as part of a broader program of democratic renewal. Rich Media, Poor Democracy remains as vital and insightful as ever and continues to serve as an important resource for researchers, students, and anyone who has a stake in the transformation of our digital commons. This new edition includes a major new preface by McChesney, where he offers both a history of the transformation in media since the book first appeared; a sweeping account of the organized efforts to reform the media system; and the ongoing threats to our democracy as journalism has continued its sharp decline.Twentieth Television, U.S. and international TV production and distribution group; a€c over 130 daily newspapers, including The Times ... publisher of TV Guide and interactive TV technology company; a€c 30 percent stake in Echostar, U.S. satellite television company; a€c book ... partial stake in Music Choice Europe TV channels; a€c Latin American TV channels El Canal Fox and Fox Sport Noticias; a€c 30 percentanbsp;...

Title:Rich Media, Poor Democracy
Author:Robert W. McChesney
Publisher:New Press, The - 2015-06-02


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