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Rich media, poor democracy

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Summary:Argues that journalism has been compromised by the corporate leadership of conglomerates such as Disney, Viacom, and AOL Time Warner to produce a system of news that is high on sensationalism and low on information. Suggests that unless citizen activism can reclaim the commons, this new corporate system will be characterized by a rich media and an ever more impoverished democracy.
Description:Contents: pt. 1. Media ownership -- pt. 2. Journalism & democracy.
Creator:Alper, Loretta
Robb, Margo
Contributor:McChesney, Robert Waterman, 1952-
Miller, Mark Crispin
Provider:Media Education Foundation
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States
Place of origin – Region:Massachusetts
Place of origin – Settlement:Northampton
Topical subjects:Mass media -- Ownership -- United States
Mass media -- Political aspects -- United States
Mass media -- Social aspects -- United States
Mass media -- Objectivity -- United States
Sensationalism in journalism
Democracy -- United States
Genre:Documentary films
Repository:Nonprint Media Services
Browse terms:Broadcasting, Communications
Government, Law, Politics
Films@UM Browse terms:TV, Film
Government, Law, Politics
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