Media Activism

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Things to read

Fighting for Air:
The Battle to Control
America’s Media
Eric Klinenberg
“A groundbreaking investigative work by a critically acclaimed sociologist on the corporate takeover of local news and what it means for all Americans.” 

Fighting for Air: The Battle to Control America’s Media

Rich Media,
Poor Democracy:
Communication Politics
in Dubious Times
Robert W. McChesney
Rich Media, Poor Democracy addresses the corporate media explosion and the corresponding implosion of public life that characterizes our times. 


Rich Media, Poor Democracy: Communication Politics in Dubious Times

Things to watch

Rich Media, Poor Democracy
This is a short clip (~5 mins) that gives an overview of why the corporate control and consolidation of media in the hands of a few undermines the health and vitality of democracies. 

http://www.indyarocks.com/videos/Rich-Media-Poor-Democracy-1324211

Mobilizing Media Reformy
This is a 14-minute video with policymakers and activists discussing the state of media and democracy in the U.S. The video, supported by Free Press, describes the history of this issue and suggest ways citizens can get involved. 

Part One
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hx4Xs7rj6KI
Part Two
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RlHi76bb1g

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