The New Media Monopoly: A Completely Revised and Updated Edition With Seven New Chapters

The New Media Monopoly: A Completely Revised and Updated Edition With Seven New Chapters

Ben H. Bagdikian / Dec 09, 2019

The New Media Monopoly A Completely Revised and Updated Edition With Seven New Chapters When the first edition of The Media Monopoly was published in critics called Ben Bagdikian s warnings about the chilling effects of corporate ownership and mass advertising on the nation s news

  • Title: The New Media Monopoly: A Completely Revised and Updated Edition With Seven New Chapters
  • Author: Ben H. Bagdikian
  • ISBN: 9780807061879
  • Page: 234
  • Format: Paperback
  • When the first edition of The Media Monopoly was published in 1983, critics called Ben Bagdikian s warnings about the chilling effects of corporate ownership and mass advertising on the nation s news alarmist Since then, the number of corporations controlling most of America s daily newspapers, magazines, radio and television stations, book publishers, and movie companiWhen the first edition of The Media Monopoly was published in 1983, critics called Ben Bagdikian s warnings about the chilling effects of corporate ownership and mass advertising on the nation s news alarmist Since then, the number of corporations controlling most of America s daily newspapers, magazines, radio and television stations, book publishers, and movie companies has dwindled from fifty to ten to five.The most respected critique of modern mass media ever issued is now published in a completely updated and revised twentieth anniversary edition 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 here and where we need to go to make matters better Robert McChesney, author of Rich Media, Poor Democracy

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    1. He makes some good points, but the book is so riddled with errors and misrepresentations that it was hard to take seriously. His chapter on the Internet was particularly bad. HTTP stands for HyperText Markup Language? NO IT DOES NOT. 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).


    2. Bagdikian reinforced my assumption that the media is more powerful than the government. But also that advertisement is the trump card. This book set out some pretty disturbing events from the past. I'd REALLY like to re-read the newest additions to this book with the economic downturn, Katrina and the reign of Obama. This was the perfect book to sum up my degree in Journalism. It refreshed my knowledge on The Big Five and actions like antitrust law, Telecommunications Act, Fairness Doctrine (whi [...]


    3. I work in the media industry so was excited to see this was updated. While I agree with the chilling effect of too centralized media ownership, I felt this was not sufficiently updated and relevant for the 21st century. Too much time spent talking about 'dead tree media' and television and dated examples (and railing on conservative politicians and policies), not enough time really parsing out effects of digitization of media (it's not just 'young people' anymore).Perhaps the next edition will d [...]


    4. This startling book demonstrates that five major media corporations have more power than any part of the federal, state, or local government in the United States, and that the picture of the world that the U.S. receives is nothing like the picture of the world as it actually is, or as other countries perceive and experience it.It is a very troubling book, but it also explains the reasons for the conservative domination of the media over the past 25 years and how corporations shape the world in a [...]



    5. The first edition was of the best books I read in my political science career. The framework that it give you for thinking about the issues makes it continue to be relevant even as the media landscape changes rapidly.


    6. This was one of those books that was suggested to me by a college professor regarding media consolidation and ownership. I probably should have taken the hint and read it then because now a lot of it felt pretty redundant knowing what I know as someone who has worked with the independent media center. That said, there were definitely chapters in this book that helped clarify things and also exposed me to some mini histories. I did appreciate that. Two chapters that stick out for me are one about [...]


    7. Much like Bagdikian's other book, "In the Midst of Plenty" I was pretty excited to read this. I wanted it to be better than it was. It's not that the topic is unimportant--the way the media monopoly dictates what information we receive--it's just that the book doesn't really break any new ground. There are a few gripping and fascinating passages, but overall, it's pretty lackluster. So, if you want a basic, beginners primer on what is meant by the phrase "media monopoly", than this book is for y [...]


    8. Showing its age a bit. A bit too much sermonising.Drives home the essential point - that media is no longer free because ownership is so condensed (into the hands of half a dozen billionaires). And explains the buying of parliaments by corporations which has allowed this to happen.All good. But I wonder if Robert McChesney might be fresher & bolder: I'll dip into him next.


    9. A classic, and updated for the 21st century -- this book is the seminal work on the state of media concentration in the United States and worldwide, written by a longtime journalist and journalism professor who knows the story full well from the inside out. A must!


    10. I now know and believe completely that the media is the most powerful political force in the world. We need NPR!







    11. You think you know about the organization of media in America? Okay, cool, well, Ben Bagdikian knows more.Read this and you'll know more too.


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