Editorial and Opinion

Editorial and Opinion

The Dwindling Marketplace of Ideas in Today's News

Book - 2007
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From publisher's description: "In 1930 there were 288 competitive major newspaper markets in the United States. Today, there are fewer than 30. In this dwindling marketplace of ideas, national themes tend to crowd out local issues. Moreover, newspapers must compete with 24-hour news channels like CNN and national newspapers like USA Today. This diminishing diversity of opinion and voices, as expressed in our newspapers' editorials, is taking place even as technological advances seemingly provide more sources of (the same) information. At the same time, as Hallock shows, the concentration of media ownership in fewer and fewer hands allows those individuals and entities an inordinate amount of influence. In this intriguing book, Hallock examines 18 newspaper markets to show us exactly how and where this troubling trend is occurring, what it means for the political landscape, and, ultimately, how it can affect us all."
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2007
ISBN: 9780275993306
Characteristics: xxiv, 195 p. ; 25 cm


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