News for All the People: The Epic Story of Race and the American Media
ISBN: 1844671119
EAN13: 9781844671113
Language: English
Pages: 453
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 8.00" L x 5.00" W
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview
From colonial newspapers to the Internet age, America's racial divisions have played a central role in the creation of the country's media system, just as the media has contributed to--and every so often, combated--racial oppression. This acclaimed book--called a masterpiece by the esteemed scholar Robert W. McChesney and chosen as one of 2011's best books by the Progressive --reveals how racial segregation distorted the information Americans have received, even as it depicts the struggle of Black, Latino, Asian, and Native American journalists who fought to create a vibrant yet little-known alternative, democratic press. Written in an exciting, story-driven style and replete with memorable portraits of journalists, both famous and obscure, News for All the People is destined to become the standard history of the American media.

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