Corporate Media Ownership and its Threat to Democracy
Edited by Elliot D. Cohen
Prometheus Books, 2005, hardcover, dustjacket, ISBN 1591022320
Like New Condition
'In this timely collection of essays by more than a dozen of the nation's top media scholars, critics, and journalists, including a preface by Arthur Kent, the present media crisis is carefully exposed. Among the many topics broached are methods of media manipulation and propagandizing; the claim that the media is liberal; deregulation of media ownership; alternative media; the threat t free access to information on the Internet; the effects of media consolidation on actors, producers, agents, managers, and lawyers in the film industry; and the standardization of music and reduction of localism in radio. The contributors include media critic Eric Alterman, political analyst Michael Parenti, Mother Jones publisher Jay Harris, the ACLU's Barry Steinhardt and Jay Stanley, former Federal Communications Commission chairman Reed Hundt, and many other distinguished commentators.'