A primer on the political economy of US media, McChesney identifies and analyzes the critical role policy plays in shaping any given media system. Rather than see the current corporate/commercial media system as inevitable, McChesney demonstrates how the media can (and should) be structured to serve the public interest. In light of recent policy decisions, including the FCC’s repeal of Net Neutrality and a federal court’s approval of the Time Warner-ATT merger, this book should be required reading for aspiring and veteran news workers alike.
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Contributors: Kevin Howley from Constituent Notes