The Death and Life of American Journalism

The Death and Life of American Journalism

The Media Revolution That Will Begin the World Again

Book - 2010
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Baker & Taylor
Argues that the current economic model for the support of news gathering and dissemination is no longer viable, but that professional journalism is so important for a democracy that government subsidies are necessary to preserve it.

Perseus Publishing
The ?Paul Revere and Tom Paine” (according to Bill Moyers) of media reform propose a bold and controversial response to the current crisis of journalism

Daily newspapers are closing across America. Washington bureaus are shuttering; whole areas of the federal government are now operating with no press coverage. International bureaus are going, going, gone.

Journalism, the counterbalance to corporate and political power, the lifeblood of American democracy, is not just threatened. It is in meltdown.

In The Death and Life of American Journalism, Robert W. McChesney, an academic, and John Nichols, a journalist, who together founded the nation’s leading media reform network, Free Press, investigate the crisis. They propose a bold strategy for saving journalism and saving democracy, one that looks back to how the Founding Fathers ensured free press protection with the First Amendment and provided subsidies to the burgeoning print press of the young nation.

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA : Nation Books, 2010
Edition: 1st Nation Books ed
ISBN: 9781568586052
Characteristics: xvii, 334 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Nichols, John


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