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Title:
Our media, not theirs : the democratic struggle against corporate media
Author:
McChesney, Robert Waterman, 1952-
Publication Information:
New York : Seven Stories, 2002.
Physical Description:
140 pages ; 18 cm
General Note:
"Forewords by Noam Chomsky, Barbara Ehrenreich, and Ralph Nader"--Cover.

"An Open Media Book"--T.p.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781583225493
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Book

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Summary

Foreword by Barbara Ehrenreich The corporate grip on the US media system means that journalism often parrots the views of those in power, and hypercommercialism puts profit above all else. The revised, updated and expanded edition of the now sold-out It's the Media, Stupid! chronicles the recent dramatic developments in media activism in the US and world-wide. Critiquing the US media system, the authors examine alternatives at work in other countries, and conclude with a proposal for meaningfully improving American media.


Author Notes

ROBERT W. MCCHESNEY is a research professor in the Institute of Communications Research and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His work concentrates on the history and political economy of communication, emphasizing the role media play in democratic and capitalist societies.
JOHN NICHOLS is the Washington correspondent for the Nation and associate editor of The Capital Times in Madison, WI. He is the author of Jews for Buchanan: Did You Hear the One About the Theft of the American Presidency (The New Press), and is a recipient of the Clarion Award for newspaper column writing and Inland Press Association honors for best editorial writing on an American newspaper.


Table of Contents

Barbara EhrenreichRalph NaderNoam Chomsky
The World We Sharep. 9
In an Honest Debatep. 12
Renewing Tom Paine's Challengep. 15
Introductionp. 24
1 The Problem with U.S. Mediap. 46
2 The Global Media and its Discontentsp. 81
3 Building the U.S. Media Movementp. 114
A Note on Sourcesp. 141
About the Authorsp. 142