The Media Monopoly
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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