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The New Media Monopoly

Author : Ben H. Bagdikian
ISBN : 9780807061848
Genre : Social Science
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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. '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 From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Media Monopoly

Author : Ben H. Bagdikian
ISBN : 0807061638
Genre : Mass media
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Double Vision

Author : Ben H. Bagdikian
ISBN : 080707067X
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Bagdikian's book spans the human gamut, from the time of his birth when he was almost left for dead during a massacre of Armenians in Turkey to his becoming an editor of a leading American daily and a dean of the School of Journalism at Berkeley.

Will The Last Reporter Please Turn Out The Lights

Author : Robert W. McChesney
ISBN : 9781595587497
Genre : Social Science
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The sudden meltdown of the news media has sparked one of the liveliest debates in recent memory, with an outpouring of opinion and analysis crackling across journals, the blogosphere, and academic publications. Yet, until now, we have lacked a comprehensive and accessible introduction to this new and shifting terrain. In Will the Last Reporter Please Turn out the Lights, celebrated media analysts Robert W. McChesney and Victor Pickard have assembled thirty-two illuminating pieces on the crisis in journalism, revised and updated for this volume. Featuring some of today’s most incisive and influential commentators, this comprehensive collection contextualizes the predicament faced by the news media industry through a concise history of modern journalism, a hard-hitting analysis of the structural and financial causes of news media’s sudden collapse, and deeply informed proposals for how the vital role of journalism might be rescued from impending disaster. Sure to become the essential guide to the journalism crisis, Will the Last Reporter Please Turn out the Lights is both a primer on the news media today and a chronicle of a key historical moment in the transformation of the press.

The Information Revolution And World Politics

Author : Elizabeth C. Hanson
ISBN : 0742538532
Genre : Political Science
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This readable and cogent book provides a much-needed overview of the information revolution in a global context. First tracing the historical evolution of communications since the development of the printing press, Elizabeth C. Hanson then explores the profound ways that new information and communication technologies are transforming international relations. Hanson considers the controversies over the present and future impact of a radically new information and communications environment as part of larger debates over globalization and the role of technology in historical change. Her carefully chosen case studies and judicious use of relevant research provide a firm basis for readers to evaluate competing arguments on this contentious issue.

Watergate S Legacy And The Press

Author : Jon Marshall
ISBN : 9780810127197
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein exemplify on era when investigative reporters were seen as courageous fighters of corruption and injustice. Their epoch-making expose of the Watergate conspiracy not only contributed to the resignation of President Richard M. Nixon but also set the standard to which successive generations of investigative reporters have aspired. In Watergate's Legacy and the Press, John Marshall recounts this captivating story and details the complex ways in which the press and American government have reshaped themselves in its wake. Marshall's thorough understanding of the history of these institutions gives rise to insights regarding present and future challenges. Although many mainstream reporting. Marshall finds hope in the opportunities offered by blogs, crowdsourcing, and nonprofit institutions. The result of painstaking research and scholarship, Watergate's Legacy and the Press is ultimately a tribute to the irrepressible investigative impulse in American journalism and the crucial public service provided by investigative reporters.

Media Management In The Age Of Giants

Author : Dennis F. Herrick
ISBN : 9780826351630
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The emergence of giant media corporations has created a new era in mass communications. The world of media giants--with a focus on the bottom line--makes awareness of business and financial issues critical for everyone in the industry. This timely new edition of a popular and successful textbook introduces basic business concepts, terminology, history, and management theories in the context of contemporary events. It includes up-to-date information on technology and addresses the major problem facing media companies today: How can the news regain profitability in the digital age? Focusing on newspaper, television, and radio companies, Herrick fills his book with real-life examples, interviews with media managers, and case studies. In a time when all the rules are changing because of digital technology, conglomeration, and shifting consumer habits, this text is a vital tool for students and working journalists.

Late Breaking Foreign Policy

Author : Warren P. Strobel
ISBN : 1878379674
Genre : Political Science
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The influence of the media - particularly the "CNN effect" - has dramatically changed the way foreign-policy decisions are made. But just how deep is the change? Warren Strobel provides riveting behind-the-scenes accounts of recent peace operations in Bosnia, Rwanda, Somalia, Haiti, and northern Iraq. He describes the conditions in which the media have the greatest, and the least, influence, and offers recommendations to civilian and military leaders on building and maintaining public support in an age of intense media scrutiny.

Captive Audience

Author : Susan P. Crawford
ISBN : 9780300167375
Genre : Law
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Ten years ago, the United States stood at the forefront of the Internet revolution. With some of the fastest speeds and lowest prices in the world for high-speed Internet access, the nation was poised to be the global leader in the new knowledge-based economy. Today that global competitive advantage has all but vanished because of a series of government decisions and resulting monopolies that have allowed dozens of countries, including Japan and South Korea, to pass us in both speed and price of broadband. This steady slide backward not only deprives consumers of vital services needed in a competitive employment and business market—it also threatens the economic future of the nation. This important book by leading telecommunications policy expert Susan Crawford explores why Americans are now paying much more but getting much less when it comes to high-speed Internet access. Using the 2011 merger between Comcast and NBC Universal as a lens, Crawford examines how we have created the biggest monopoly since the breakup of Standard Oil a century ago. In the clearest terms, this book explores how telecommunications monopolies have affected the daily lives of consumers and America's global economic standing.

The Effete Conspiracy

Author : Ben H. Bagdikian
ISBN : 0060101792
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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