From Library Journal
Many have watched with dismay as conglomerates have gobbled up an increasing number of media companies. This collaborative effort between the New Press and New York University's (NYU) Departments of Culture and Communications, Education, and Journalism addresses that concern. Experts ranging from practitioners to academics were invited to participate in a lecture series hosted by NYU in 1996. Edited versions of their talks appear in this volume. An introduction by media scholar Todd Gitlin is followed by nine individually authored chapters covering media activities from radio and television to newspapers and book publishing. Surveying changes in telecommunications, Aufderheide (communication, American Univ.) calls for public vigilance and a middle ground between the apocalyptic doomsayers and those who believe the new age of communication has dawned. This book will be of value to media scholars as well as to citizens following this issue. For academic and larger public libraries.?Judy Solberg, George Washington Univ. Lib., Washington, D.C.
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.
"Miller's essay on the degeneration of the publishing industry is a model of modulated analysis and curl-your-hair passion." —The Boston Globe
"Provocative critiques, gracefully expressed." —Booklist
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