“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. When the first edition of The Media Monopoly was published in , critics called Ben Bagdikian’s warnings about the chilling effects of. The New Media Monopoly. By: Ben H Bagdikian. ISBN: See detail of this book on Book served by AMAZON NOIR.

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Two chapters that stick out for me medla one about the big five media owners today and their rise to power and the second is about Gannett’s newspaper chain. This book set out some pretty disturbing events from the past. Matt rated monopkly liked it Mar 31, 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.

Bagdikian Limited preview – Jul 30, John Macgregor added it. Throughout his career, Bagdikian contributed to more than national magazines and journals.

BagdikianBwn Emeritus. The most respected critique of modern mass media ever issued is now published in a completely updated and revised twentieth anniversary edition. McChesneywho cites Bagdikian as one of the strongest influences on him, called Bagdikian one of the finest journalists of the 20th century.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. I did appreciate that. And, above all, it is a book that could broaden public understanding of a key issue: Praise No book on the media has proved as influential to our understanding of the dangers of corporate neq to democracy and the marketplace of ideas; this new edition builds on those works and surpasses them.


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The most respected critique of modern mass media ever issued is now published in a completely updated and revised twentieth anniversary edition. Women in Mass Communication Pamela J.

Edwin Baker describes Bagdikian as “probably the most quoted, certainly one of the most acute, commentators on media ownership. Common terms and phrases agencies Allen Neuharth American AOL Time Warner audience became become Berlin Bertelsmann Big Five bought broadcast Bush cable century chain channels circulation cities citizens commercial country’s created daily papers decades democracy Democrats DirecTV Disney dominant media economic editors Eisner executives Exxon Fairness Doctrine foreign Gannett papers Hearst industry Internet Iraq Iraqi issues journalists largest leaders magazines major advertisers major media mass media media conglomerates media corporations media firm million Mobil monopoly movie Murdoch Neuharth newspapers Nixon official oil companies owners percent policies political porations president printed profits programs publishers record Reinhard Mohn reporting Richard Nixon Roby Sacco and Vanzetti Senate social spam stations story tion tobacco United Viacom Wall Street Journal Walt Disney Company Warner York Yorker.

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Lists with This Book. His mother was diagnosed with tuberculosis almost immediately after arrival in Boston and died three years later, bagdikjan spending some time hospitalized in sanitariums. In the first of the book’s two sections, he shows that conglomerates have absorbed so many media enterprises since the ’60s that now roughly half of the 25, American newspaper, magazine, book-publishing, and broadcast enterprises are controlled by just 50 large companies.


It is a very troubling book, but it also explains the reasons for the conservative domination of the mddia over the past 25 years and how corporations shape the world in a way that’s most profitable to them. Wont They Ever Learn?

He became the second ombudsman of the Post inbut left the paper in August of that year after clashing with Bradlee “as a conduit of outside and internal complaints. Thanks for telling us about the problem. 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.

Andrew rated it it was ok Oct 18, Beacon PressSep 30, – Social Science – pages. The New Media Monopoly: Surveys show, he adds, that the biggest spenders have been winning races at the rate of 4 to 1. I really shouldn’t like this book – it’s marred by bias, polemics, and inaccuracies, and much of the evidence the author marshals to prove his case is several years old.

Read it Forward Read it first. Yet the many valid figures, studies, and examples of corporate self-interest seen in dishonest PR campaigns, quashed stories, books, and TV programs he gives us delineate a trend that demands the vigilance of us all.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. Steven rated it it was amazing Oct 19, John Schacht rated it liked it Jan 02, Common Media for an Monoploy Nation. Bagdikian’s first book, In the Midst of Plenty: