Ben Bagdikian has written the first great media book of the The New Media Monopoly will provide a roadmap to understanding how we got. In Bagdikian authored a widely cited and acclaimed work, The In , The New Media Monopoly was published. THE NEW MEDIA MONOPOLY of this book in , the firm was simply Time, THE NEW MEDIA MONOPOLY many is as true for linked corporations as it is.
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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. The New Media Monopoly: When the first edition of The Media Monopoly was published incritics called Ben Bagdikian’s warnings about the chilling effects of corporate ownership and mass advertising on the nation’s news “alarmist.
The most respected critique of modern mass media ever issued is now published in a completely updated and revised twentieth anniversary edition. The New Media Monopoly will provide a roadmap to understanding how we got here and where we need to go to make matters better.
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May 19, Kevin Fodness rated it bagdikiwn it Shelves: 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. 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.
Apr 09, Emily rated it really liked it Recommends it for: 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. 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 Bagdikian reinforced my assumption that the media is more powerful than the government. Maybe journalism-spirited people should really choose law instead of writing for a paper. Jan 26, Jerry Courtney rated it liked it. 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 policiesnot enough time really parsing out effects of digitization of media it’s not just ‘young people’ anymore.
Perhaps the next edition will d I work in the media industry so was excited to see this was updated. Perhaps the next edition will do so – or read this book as a foundation then read Clay Shirky’s books and those in a similar vein as companion to get a better understanding of the bottom up effects digital media could have on the foundation of centralized ownership of ‘mass’ media.
Sep 19, Paul rated it it was amazing.
This startling monopoky 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. 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 bagdimian shape the mojopoly in a 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.
It is a very troubling book, but it minopoly explains gagdikian reasons for the conservative domination of the media over the past 25 years and how corporations shape the world in a way that’s most profitable to them. It also shows how ignorant and easily misled the American public is, and the huge degree to which it’s not aware of what’s really happening in the world.
Essential reading but very depressing. Jun 30, A. Jay Wagner added it. Bagdikian Den Emeritus Jan 14, Dennis Fischman rated it really liked it Shelves: The first edition was of the best books I read in my political science career.
Bagdikiqn framework that it give mojopoly for thinking about the issues makes it continue to be relevant even as the media landscape changes rapidly. Tea rated it liked it Shelves: 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 thd me to some mini histories. I did appreciate that. Two chapters that stick out for me are one about This was one of those books that was suggested to me by a college professor regarding media consolidation and ownership.
Two chapters that stick out for me are one about the big five media owners today and their rise to power and the second is about Gannett’s newspaper chain.
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Seeing as I am from Rochester, NY it was pretty great to get a critical history of the newspaper company turned into a chain bagdikiqn meaningful local content. Anyway, Bagdikian is a solid writer, explains consolidation and ownership without getting needlessly jargon-y and tells a compelling story with a good amount of examples and research. The downside was his liberal slant where he holds this view at least in the book that if we just vote who we want into power and who we don’t want out of power, then things will be great and media will be saved.
Ok, I’m paraphrasing, but that was his paraphrased solution. The other thing I felt that was lacking from this, especially in the last konopoly about what to do, was the history or at least the blips of independent baggdikian and anti-corporate media actions to call attention to and demand change regarding this consolidation nonsense.
Not bad if you want to know more about media ownership. Aug 16, Tommy Estlund rated it liked it.
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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 mdia Much like Bagdikian’s other book, “In the Midst of Plenty” I was pretty excited to read this.
So, if you want a basic, beginners primer on what is meant by the phrase “media monopoly”, than this book is for you. If you’re looking for an in depth analysis, non so nee. Jul 30, John Macgregor added it. Showing its age a bit. Bagdikkan 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 mediaa which has allowed this to happen. I’ll dip into him next. Mar 09, Mitchell Szczepanczyk rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: 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, bagdlkian by a longtime journalist and journalism professor who knows the story full well from the inside out.
Feb 06, Thomas rated it really liked it. I now know and believe completely that the media is the most powerful political force in the world.
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Sep 05, Craig rated it it was ok. Not as good as the original. Mar 13, Rob Findlay rated it it was ok. Jun 02, Radical Reviewer rated it really liked it. Sep 19, Ebone rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Anyone interested in Communications.
Aug 16, Cyndi added it. May 02, Tara rated it liked it. You think you know monooly the organization of media in America? Okay, cool, well, Ben Bagdikian knows more. Read this and you’ll know more too. Steven rated it it was amazing Oct 19, Hpope rated it really liked it Dec 27, Peter rated it liked it Nov 24, Bagdukian rated it liked it Apr 28, John rated it really liked it Sep 08, Liza rated bzgdikian liked it Jun 22, John Schacht rated it liked it Jan 02, Ths rated it liked it Mar 31, Andrew rated it it was ok Oct 18, Adam rated it really liked it Oct 13, JPJM rated it really liked it Aug 30, Jackie rated it liked it Dec 01, Frank Klus rated it really liked it Sep 20,