Will the Last Reporter Please Turn Out the Lights The Collapse of Journalism and What Can Be Done to Fix It

ISBN-10: 1595585486

ISBN-13: 9781595585486

Edition: 2011

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List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: New Press, The
Publication date: 5/3/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 372
Size: 6.14" wide x 9.25" long x 0.39" tall
Weight: 1.474
Language: English

Victor Pickard is an assistant professor in the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. His research explores the history and political economy of media institutions, media activism, and the politics and normative foundations of media policy. Previously he taught media studies at New York University and the University of Virginia and worked on media policy in Washington, DC. He served as a policy fellow for Congresswoman Diane Watson and as a senior research fellow at the media reform organization Free Press and at the public policy think tank the New America Foundation. His work has been published in numerous scholarly journals and anthologies, and, with Robert McChesney, he coedited the book Will the Last Reporter Please Turn Out the Lights. He frequently speaks to the press about media-related issues and his op-eds have appeared in venues like the Guardian, the Seattle Times, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and the Huffington Post.

Introduction
The Crisis Unfolds
�Out of Print: The Death and Life of the American Newspaper�
�Goodbye to the Age of Newspapers (Hello to a New Era of Corruption): Why American Politics and Society Are About to Be Changed for the Worse�
�Newspapers and Thinking the Unthinkable�
�Build the Wall�
�The Reconstruction of American Journalism�
�A Surfeit of Crises: Circulation, Revenue, Attention, Authority, and Deference�
�Down the News Hole�
�Bright Frenetic Mills�
�The Money and Media Election Complex�
�Testimony Before the Subcommittee on Courts and Competition Policy, Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, Congress of the United States, A New Age for Newspapers, Diversity of Voices, Competition, and the Internet�
The American Traditions
�The Washington-Madison Solution�
�U.S. International Broadcasting: An Untapped Resource for Domestic and Ethnic News Organizations�
�That Was Now and This Is Then: Walter Lippmann and the Crisis of Journalism�
�Simply a Piece of Stupid Despotism: How Socialists Saved the First Amendment�
�Revisiting the Road Not Taken: A Social Democratic Vision of the Press�
�News for All: The Epic Story of Race and the American Media�
�The Wall Street-Based Absentee Ownership Model of Our News Is Broken�
�A Better Future for Journalism Requires a Clear-Eyed View of Its Present�
�The Disease of Objectivity�
�When Losers Write History�
The Way Forward
�Giving the Networked Public Sphere Time to Develop�
�How Journalists Must Operate in a New Networked Media Environment�
�The Future of Journalism Diversity�
�The Rise of the Right: Conservatives Are Wading into Investigative Reporting. Can Their Journalism Survive Their Politics?�
�Professional Journalists, Hands Off! Citizen Journalism as Civic Responsibility�
�What's the Incentive to Save Journalism?�
�What About the News? An Interest in the Public�
�One Click Away: The Case for the Internet News Voucher�
�The Daily Show and The Colbert Report in a Changing Information Environment: Should 'Fake News' Be Held to Real Standards?�
�Public Funding and Journalistic Independence: What Does Research Tell Us?�
�The Future of Journalism: Addressing Pervasive Market Failure with Public Policy�
�Public Media to the Rescue?�
Notes and References
About the Contributors
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