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Author Herman, Edward S.

Title The global media : the new missionaries of corporate capitalism / Edward S. Herman and Robert W. McChesney
Published London ; Washington, D.C. : Cassell, 1997

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Description viii, 262 pages ; 223 cm
Contents 1. The Rise of the Global Media -- 2. The Global Media in the Late 1990s -- 3. Main Players in the Global Media System -- 4. Global Media, the Internet, and the Digital Revolution -- 5. Media Globalization (1): The U.S. Experience and Influence -- 6. Media Globalization (2): Beyond the United States -- 7. Alternatives to the Status Quo?
Summary "The Global Media" describes in detail the recent rapid growth and crossborder activities and linkages of an industry largely composed of international conglomerates. It assesses the significance of the ongoing deregulation and convergence of global media and telecommunications systems and the rise of the internet. The authors argue that the most important features of this globalization process are the implantation, consolidation and concentration of advertisement-based commercial media and the parallel weakening of the 'public sphere'. It is contended that the United States provides the evolutionary model toward which the global media system is moving, and the history and characteristics of the U.S. System are described, along with developments in seven other countries around the world. Finally, the authors evaluate the defenses of the ongoing globalization process and discuss the forms of local, national and global resistance that have emerged. -- Back cover
Notes "Paperback reprinted 1997,1998, 1999 by Cassell [and] 2001 by Continuum"--T.p. verso
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [206]-254) and index
Subject Communication, International.
Mass media -- Economic aspects.
Mass media -- Political aspects.
Author McChesney, Robert Waterman, 1952-
LC no. 97001950
ISBN 0304334332 (hardback)
0304334340 (paperback)