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The death and life of American journalism : the media revolution that will begin the world again

Author: Robert Waterman McChesney; John Nichols
Publisher: New York : Nation Books, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Argues that the current economic model for the support of news gathering and dissemination is no longer viable, but that professional journalism is so important for a democracy that government subsidies are necessary to preserve it.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Waterman McChesney; John Nichols
ISBN: 1568586361 9781568586366
OCLC Number: 705522864
Notes: Originally published in hardcover: New York : Nation Books, 2010.
"Updated with two new chapters."--Cover.
Awards: Donald McGannon Award for Social and Ethical Relevance in Communications Policy Research, 2010.
Description: xlv, 368 pages : charts ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface to the paperback edition --
Preface --
American crisis, American opportunity --
The crisis in journalism --
Flawed choices, false hopes --
Why the state --
Subsidizing democracy --
The age of the possible --
Afterword --
Appendix I: Founding principles --
Appendix II: Ike, MacArthur, and the forging of free and independent press --
Appendix III: Sources for the book's charts.
Responsibility: Robert W. McChesney, John Nichols.

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