“Ben Bagdikian has written the first great media book of the twenty-first century. The New Media Monopoly will provide a roadmap to understanding how we got. The New Media Monopoly: A Completely Revised and Updated Edition with Seven New Chapters. Front Cover. Ben H. Bagdikian. Beacon. Ben H. Bagdikian. · Rating details · ratings · 17 reviews. When the first edition of The Media Monopoly was published in , critics called Ben.

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There’s a problem loading this menu right now. I would highly recommend accompanying this book with Robert McChesney’s “The Global Media”, which covers basically the same trends, h.bagdi,ian provides more hard data.

Drives home the essential point – that media is no longer free because ownership is so condensed into the hands of half a dozen billionaires.

University of California Press.

All users of cigarettes are gentle, graceful, healthy, youthful people. He taught courses such as Introduction to Journalism and Ethics in Journalism.

His book The Media Monopolywarning about the growing concentration of corporate ownership of news organizationswent through several editions and influenced, among others, Noam Chomsky.

Liza rated it liked it Jun 22, This is only possible in a world where media conglomerates grew so big that they don’t like other big corporations being attacked. Corporate Media and the Threat to Democracy. That said, there were definitely chapters in this book that helped clarify things and also exposed me to some mini histories. Hpope rated it really liked it Dec 27, Beacon PressSep 30, – Social Science – pages.

Steven rated it it was amazing Oct 19, Bagdikian began working for the Providence Journal in as a reporter and Washington bureau chief. Caryn rated it it was amazing Sep 18, One of the few college books I read that I really liked.


By following these policies of news, American media corporations benefit from the political sterility of the media. This is one of my favorite books. These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers. Review No book on the media has proved as influential to our understanding of the dangers of corporate consolidation to democracy and the marketplace of ideas; this new edition builds on those works and surpasses them.

Tristan Louis rated it liked it Aug 01, Continue shopping Checkout Continue shopping. It also shows how ignorant and easily misled the American public is, and the huge degree to which it’s not aware of what’s really happening in the world.

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 h.bagdikia new communications Since this classic on corporate control of the media was first published inthe number of corporations dominating our media has shrunk from fifty to merely five.

He was a founding member of the grassroots network Armenians for Nader. There are a few gripping and fascinating passages, but overall, it’s pretty lackluster.

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This would be supplemental reading to Chomsky’s Manufacturing Consent. They no longer attend the same schools or ride the same public transportation. So eliminating these pages would mean smaller printing runs, which would be cheaper in total but higher per page by 70 percent.

Bagdikian is a journalism guy, so the parts about journalism and the operations of the media were great h.bbagdikian but it was mediz he was writing about some topics that he didn’t understand like the Internet.

Jan 14, Dennis Fischman rated it really liked it Shelves: The American way of life is beyond criticism. The number of media The New Media Monopoly will provide a roadmap to understanding how we got here and where we need to go to make matters better.


Bagdikian was an early advocate of in-house critics, or ombudsmen in newspapers, who he believed, would “address public concerns about journalistic practices. Throughout his career, Bagdikian contributed to more than national magazines and journals.

Summary of A Passion for Leadership. Media Monopoly 2 10 Apr 27, He worked as a local reporter, investigative journalist and foreign correspondent for Ghe Providence Journal. This is an easy read on how the political economy of our powerful media mongols operate and its not pretty. Open Preview See a Problem?

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Maybe journalism-spirited people should really choose law instead of writing for a paper. One of the more complete analyses of the media monopoly and the possibility of such collusion. Jun 30, A.

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Watergate’s Legacy and the Press: H.bgdikian the News That Fits? This startling book demonstrates that five major media corporations have more power than any part of the federal, state, or local government in the United States, and that the picture of the world that the U.

His memoir, Double Vision: A bit too much sermonising. Greg rated it it was amazing Jul 25, In the two decades since the initial publication of The Media Monopoly, media ownership worldwide has become concentrated in increasingly fewer and larger corporations. Dr Brandreth Has Gone to Harvard. During his time there, he won a Peabody Award and a Pulitzer Prize.