The Media Monopoly

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Beacon Press, 1992 - Mass media - 288 pages
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In this critique of corporate media control, Ben Bagdikian examines the effect of corporate ownership and advertising on mass media in the United States. He documents the continuing decline in the number of firms dominating production of newspapers, magizines, books, television and movies in the U.S. He also discusses the emerging corporate control of alternative media outlets such as cable television, syndicated programming and videocassetes, and shows how the recession, corporate takovers and lax antitrust policies have affected news reporting in the 1980s.

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User Review  - Brett - Goodreads

This one I read while I was in Journalism school...unfortunately I was a senior when I stumbled across it. It was rather disconcerting to find out my chosen profession was a bullshit PR function of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mamacher - Goodreads

This would be supplemental reading to Chomsky's Manufacturing Consent. Not the best written tome, but full of interesting, in no nefarious, information. Read full review


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Bagdikian is winner of the Pulitzer Prize and many other awards in American journalism. He has been a Washington Bureau Chief and Foreign Correspondent for The Providence Journal, an Assistant Managing Editor of The Washington Post, and The Dean of the Graduate School of Journalism at The University of California-Berkeley.

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