- Paperback: 312 pages
- Publisher: Beacon Press; 4th edition (November 1, 1992)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0807061573
- ISBN-13: 978-0807061572
- Package Dimensions: 7.7 x 5.3 x 0.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 13 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,295,428 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Media Monopoly Paperback – November 1, 1992
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"Since its publication in 1983, Ben. H. Bagdikian's The Media Monopoly has served as a bible for students of media-industry concentration." -- Willamette Week, Portland, Oregon Nov. 8, 2000 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Ben H. Bagdikian is dean emeritus of the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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The author argues his points in various ways. First, he provides numerical data to justify his claims. These include the number of privately-owned and publicly-owned news organizations over the past century. Second, the author details specific case studies showing how corporate (advertisers) needs have overtaken editorial judgement within various news organizations. Third, the author provides some of his own subjective evaluation of news content over the decades.
I found this book's arguments highly convincing. There is a small addition for the new Internet medium, but it is quite short and deserves further expansion; hence I give the book only four out of five stars. But this is still a great book and highly recommended for those interested in the social sciences, and any American voter in general.