"The New Media Monopoly" by Ben H. Bagdikian

"When Ben Bagdikian's classic investigation of concentrated power in the media first appeared two decades ago, the professional happy-talkers and smiley-faces denounced him. Since then, however. his early warnings have proved more prescient than even he could have imagined. In the era of new media and emerging technologies, his critical message is even more urgent. Bagdikian provides an indispensable guide to the unaccountable political and cultural power of monopolized media—possibly the most serious affliction of democracy in our time."
—JOE CONASON, author of Big Lies: The Right-Wing Propaganda Machine and How It Distorts the Truth

The most respected critique of modern mass media ever issued is now published in a completely updated and revised twentieth-anniversary edition.
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 companies has dwindled from fifty to ten to five.

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