By Victor Pickard

ISBN-10: 1107038332

ISBN-13: 9781107038332

ISBN-10: 1107694752

ISBN-13: 9781107694750

How did the yankee media process develop into what it truly is this day? Why do American media have so few public curiosity rules in comparison with different democratic countries? How did the method turn into ruled by way of a couple of firms, and why are structural difficulties like industry mess ups usually kept away from in media coverage discourse? by way of tracing the solutions to lots of those questions again to media coverage battles within the Nineteen Forties, this ebook explains how this occurred and why it issues at the present time. Drawing from huge archival learn, the ebook uncovers the yank media system's old roots and normative foundations. It charts the increase and fall of a forgotten media reform stream to get well choices and paths now not taken. As a lot concerning the current and destiny because it is set the prior, the ebook proposes rules for remaking media in line with democratic values for the electronic age.

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