Telecommunications, Mass Media, and Democracy The Battle for the Control of US Broadcasting, 1928-1935

by Robert W. McChesney

Telecommunications, Mass Media, and Democracy The Battle for the Control of US Broadcasting, 1928-1935 Synopsis

This book examines a critical point in US broadcasting in the late 1920s and early 1930s - the only period in which a strong opposition emerged to network-dominated, advertising-supported media such as radio. Although the opposition failed to secure airwaves for non-profit broadcasters, its critique of the formation and structure of early broadcasting anticipated much of today's most compelling media criticism.

Telecommunications, Mass Media, and Democracy The Battle for the Control of US Broadcasting, 1928-1935 Press Reviews

Convincing case study. * Business History * '... a worthwhile contribution to the ongoing discourse on how mass media can be made to best serve a democracy.' Bruce J. Evensen. DePaul University. American Historical Review. Oct '94

Book Information

ISBN: 9780195093940
Publication date: 27th April 1995
Author: Robert W. McChesney
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 410 pages
Categories: Media studies, Radio & television industry, Social & cultural history,

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