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By Robert W. McChesney

ISBN-10: 1565846346

ISBN-13: 9781565846340

First released to nice acclaim in 2000, Rich Media, bad Democracy is Robert W. McChesney’s magnum opus. referred to as a “rich, penetrating learn” by means of Noam Chomsky, the ebook is a meticulously researched exposition of the way U.S. media and verbal exchange empires are threatening powerful democratic governance. What occurs while a number of conglomerates dominate all significant elements of mass media, from newspapers and magazines to radio and broadcast tv? because the ebook of this prescient paintings, which received Harvard’s Goldsmith ebook Prize and the Kappa Tau Alpha study Award, the focus of media strength and the ensuing “hypercommercialization of tradition” has in simple terms intensified.

McChesney lays out his imaginative and prescient for what a really democratic society may seem like, supplying compelling feedback for a way the media should be reformed as a part of a broader application of democratic renewal. Rich Media, bad Democracy continues to be as very important and insightful as ever and maintains to function an incredible source for researchers, scholars, and somebody who has a stake within the transformation of our electronic commons.

This re-creation features a significant new preface by means of McChesney, the place he deals either a background of the transformation in media because the e-book first seemed; a sweeping account of the prepared efforts to reform the media method; and the continuing threats to our democracy as journalism has persevered its sharp decline.

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