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Our Media, Not Theirs: The Democratic Struggle against Corporate Media

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Our Media, Not Theirs! The Democratic Struggle Against Corporate Media examines how the current media system in the United States undermines democracy, and what we can do to change it.

McChesney and Nichols begin by detailing how the media system has come to be dominated by a handful of transnational conglomerates that use their immense political and economic power to satu
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ebook, 73 pages
Published January 4th 2011 by Seven Stories Press (first published July 1st 2002)
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Erick Romero
Nov 03, 2016 Erick Romero rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A much better version of a book that these two authors came out with a few years earlier. This had all the relevant information the previous one had but with less repetition and redundancy. Sometimes the message can get in the way of itself if it's not delivered properly.

Though this work is 14 years old, it isn't obsolete at all. I'm looking forward to update myself on the current data and trends of the dominance of the corporate media and compare it to what it was then. I am more interested, ho
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CaliforniaGirl
Aug 23, 2015 CaliforniaGirl rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I purchased this book after hearing John Nichols on Democracy Now and was so happy to hear him campaign for Bernie Sanders. Remember the town hall when Sanders said he wanted to be in charge of CNN so he could transform the media (if he couldn't be in politics)?
Even before but especially after this election I hope everyone sees the importance of having an independent media system. This book highlights how the media manufactures consent* by how they cover stories (or don't cover stories) citing t
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Jaq
Sep 25, 2016 Jaq rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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So for an eyeopener of the practices that influence your way of thinking this small book packs a wallop. I read this as part of my Uni research and found the tone and style just right, to get across the book's powerful message that now is the time to take control of the information I receive.

Evaluating the source of the news is just as important as staying up to date and I wonder how this book could be updated for those who use Social media as their only source of news.
Christopher
it's an important topic - corporate media conglomerates and why they don't report on themselves. duh. you probably know most of what's in this book and just need reminding. what little you don't know can be upsetting. it makes me hate myself a bit. it's worth the quick read.
MM
Mar 25, 2008 MM rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great essay -- problems with corporate media ownership are laid out well and includes valuable approach to media activism.
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