The Death and Life of American Journalism (Hardcover)
The Media Revolution that Will Begin the World Again
Nation Books, 9781568586052, 352pp.
Publication Date: January 1, 2010
Journalism, the counterbalance to corporate and political power, the lifeblood of American democracy, is not just threatened. It is in meltdown.
In "The Death and Life of American Journalism," Robert W. McChesney, an academic, and John Nichols, a journalist, who together founded the nation's leading media reform network, Free Press, investigate the crisis. They propose a bold strategy for saving journalism and saving democracy, one that looks back to how the Founding Fathers ensured free press protection with the First Amendment and provided subsidies to the burgeoning print press of the young nation.