“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. Ben Bagdikian has written the first great media book of the The New Media Monopoly will provide a roadmap to understanding how we got. THE NEW MEDIA MONOPOLY of this book in , the firm was simply Time, THE NEW MEDIA MONOPOLY many is as true for linked corporations as it is.

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In the two decades since the initial publication of The Media Monopoly, media ownership worldwide has become concentrated in increasingly fewer and larger corporations.

The New Media Monopoly

He also served as a local reporter. Get unlimited Monitor journalism. You’ve read 5 of 5 free stories. Dr Brandreth Has Gone to Harvard. Bagdikian was an early advocate of in-house critics, or ombudsmen in newspapers, who he believed, would “address public concerns about journalistic practices. Next up Here are more stories that look at the news with empathy, insight, and hope. Medoa with The Simpsons: Perhaps the next edition will d I work in the media industry so was excited to see this was updated.

I’ll dip into him next. Account Options Sign in. Apr 09, Emily rated it monpoly liked it Recommends it for: Throughout his career, Bagdikian contributed to more than national magazines and journals. Essential reading but very depressing.


Reflections on My Heritage, Life, and Profession. Interview with Ben Bagdikian”. His chapter on the Internet was particularly bad. InThe New Media Monopoly was published, essentially the 7th edition of the original.

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

Bagdikian, journalist with key role in Pentagon Papers case, dies monopoky 96″. He taught courses such as Introduction to Journalism and Ethics in Journalism. Praeger,p. Perhaps the next edition will do so – or read this book as a foundation then read Clay Shirky’s books and gagdikian in a similar vein as companion to get a better understanding of the bottom up effects digital media could have on the foundation of centralized ownership of ‘mass’ media.

Not bad if you want to know more about media ownership. Bagdikian reinforced my assumption that the media is more powerful than the government. Share this article Copy link Link copied. Matt rated it liked it Mar 31, His father was a pastor at several Armenian churches in the Boston area in WatertownCambridge and Worcester. Peter rated it liked it Nov 24, The New Media Monopoly will provide a roadmap to understanding how we got here and where we need to go to make matters better.

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But by choosing to explore potential dangers, Professor Bagdikian, who teaches at the University of California, Berkeley, forsakes the safe territory of fact and marches into the minefield of speculation.

Bagdikian was a critic of the news media. To illustrate the kinds of dangers he sees ahead, Bagdikian alleges that various books and articles have already been suppressed by publishers because corporate interests ranked above those of readers, and that today’s media patterns present the potential for this to occur on a scale never before possible.

No book on the media has proved as influential hew 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.

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