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Inside the Media Monopoly

Program #BAGB002. Recorded in Berkeley, CA on March 14, 1991.

The concentration of the media into fewer and fewer Multinational corporations is one of the major developments of this era. What hundreds of millions of people around the world see, hear and read each day is determined by a handful of media giants. The trend is toward ever increasing political and cultural homogenization: McNews.

Speaker(s):

Ben Bagdikian

Ben Bagdikian was the winner of almost every top prize in American journalism, including the Pulitzer. He was the former dean of the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley. He was one of the most respected media critics in the country and was a reporter and editor for more than thirty years. The New York Times called him "an exemplar to a generation of journalists." His landmark book The Media Monopoly was revised and updated with seven new chapters and retitled The New Media Monopoly. His autobiography is entitled Double Vision. He passed away in March 2016.

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