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The Media Monopoly By Ben H. Bagdikian,

  • Title: The Media Monopoly
  • Author: Ben H. Bagdikian
  • ISBN: 9780807061794
  • Page: 438
  • Format: Paperback
  • Since this classic on corporate control of the media was first published in 1997, the number of corporations dominating our media has shrunk from fifty to merely five Once called alarmist, Bagdikian s claims are uncanny and chilling in their accuracyl This much needed sixth edition follows up on the digital revolution, revealing startling details of a new communicationsSince this classic on corporate control of the media was first published in 1997, the number of corporations dominating our media has shrunk from fifty to merely five Once called alarmist, Bagdikian s claims are uncanny and chilling in their accuracyl This much needed sixth edition follows up on the digital revolution, revealing startling details of a new communications cartel within the United States.
    The Media Monopoly Since this classic on corporate control of the media was first published in the number of corporations dominating our media has shrunk from fifty to merely five Once called alarmist Bagdikian s

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    1. This one I read while I was in Journalism schoolunfortunately 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 the corporate world when I was nearing the end of my degree I ve never read a newspaper since and 100% believed what they told me.

    2. A lot of interesting things to consider regarding corporations and the bottom line, and the ways in which news has been commodified.I gave up reading this the first time but returned to it with energy and enthusiasm Lots of reasons to back up that feeling in the pit of my stomach that there s really something wrong with the status quo and that our society has gotten off track somehow The best estimate is that an adless paper costs the reader 70 percent than a paper with the current level of ads [...]

    3. Yeah, this is one of those books that they make you read when you take a beginner s communications theory class in college But, like every other book they made me read, this one is fascinating It s all about the ownership of media Bagdikian said in the original edition of this book 1983 that within twenty years, less than seven corporations would own all mainstream media He was right He was also an editor at the Washington Post to whom Daniel Ellsberg leaked portions of the Pentagon Papers in 19 [...]

    4. I read this awhile ago, but I continue to turn to it as a reminder that Ben s predictions were clear and not nearly alarming enough I see there is a New Media Monopoly that I must look into now.

    5. Essential reading for any communication s scholar or anyone interested in the shrinking number of firms who control our nation s media output Bagdikian adeptly shows why it s happening and why we should care.

    6. This should be a part of every citizen s understanding of how our society works Media ownership and concentration matters we ignore it at our own risk.

    7. This would be supplemental reading to Chomsky s Manufacturing Consent Not the best written tome, but full of interesting, in no nefarious, information.

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

    9. This is one of my favorite books You learn discover so much about media and who runs what it makes you doubt everything your read,hear see I highly recommend it

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