The Media Monopoly

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Beacon Press, 1997 - Mass media - 289 pages
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When the first edition of this text was published in 1983, critics called Bagdikian's warnings about the effects of corporate ownership and mass advertising on the nation's news as alarmist. Since then many of Bagdikian's predictions about corporate ownership of the mass media have come true. This edition documents the continuing decline of firms dominating the production of newspapers, magazines, books, television and movies in the USA. It discusses the emerging corporate control of alternative media outlets such as cable television and video cassettes, and examines how the recession and corporate takeovers affected news reporting in the 80s.

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User Review  - sologdin - Goodreads

kinda classic, though always already falling into obsolescence as the consolidation identified in prior editions proceeds apace. Read full review

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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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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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