McChesney, Robert Waterman, and Nichols, John, and Ehrenreich, Barbara (Foreword by)
Title Our Media, Not Theirs: The Democratic Struggle Against Corporate Media
Binding Trade paperback
Book Condition New
Size Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 140 p. Open M
Publisher Seven Stories Press 2003
Seller ID 873
Our Media, Not Theirs! The Democratic Struggle Against Corporate Media examines how the current media system in the United States undermines democracy, and what we can do to change it. McChesney and Nichols begin by detailing how the media system has come to be dominated by a handful of transnational conglomerates that use their immense political and economic power to saturate the population with commercial messages. They reveal how journalism, electoral politics, entertainment, art and culture have all suffered as a result, and use examples of media coverage of the 2000 Presidential Elections and War On Terrorism to illustrate the poverty of information corporate media actually provide. McChesney and Nichols also explain how that the Internet, which many once argued would open up the media system to a cornucopia of new voices and creativity, has been lost for the most part to the corporate communication system.