Resource Pointer #390 (Media, Muckrakers and Big Business)
For copies of the following resources, please contact the appropriate publishers or organizations directly.
*News Incorporated: Corporate Media Ownership and its Threat to Democracy, 2005* Edited by Elliot D. Cohen. Essays on the state of corporate ownership and control of U.S. media. Argues that the press has become a docile instrument of governmental authority and big money. Reviews recent Federal Communications Commission rulings on deregulation and media ownership and suggests a series of remedies, including legal challenges and legislation to bring structural change. 319 pages. $26.00. Prometheus Books, 59 John Glenn Drive, Amherst, New York 14228-2197; email MRogers@prometheusbooks.com; website http://www.prometheusbooks.com/.
*On the Rampage: Corporate Predators and the Destruction of Democracy, 2005* Russell Mokhiber and Robert Weissman. Chronicles corporate criminals and the politicians they influence, in the spirit of past muckrakers such as Ida Tarbell, Lincoln Steffens, and I.F. Stone. 276 pages. $16.95. Contact Common Courage Press, 121 Red Barn Road, Monroe, ME 04951; phone (800) 497-3207; fax (207) 525-3068; email email@example.com; website http://www.commoncouragepress.com/.
*Battling Big Business: Countering Greenwash, Infiltration and Other Forms of Corporate Bullying, 2002* Edited by Eveline Lubbers. Analyzes a wide rage of corporate counter-strategies, from relatively innocent public relations measures to complete intelligence operations, and offers tools to recognize manipulative strategies and counter them. 224 pages. $17.95. Contact Common Courage Press, 121 Red Barn Road, Monroe, ME 04951; phone (800) 497-3207; fax (207) 525-3068; email firstname.lastname@example.org; website http://www.commoncouragepress.com/.
*Leaving Readers Behind: The Age of Corporate Newspapering, 2001* Edited by Gene Roberts. 395 pages. A series of essays documenting the blitz of newspaper consolidation that has corporatized and radically transformed journalism and newspaper publishing in the U.S. Emphasizes the impacts on news coverage. 395 pages. $19.95. Contact The University of Arkansas Press, 201 Ozark Avenue, Fayetteville, AR 72701; phone (800) 626-0090; fax (479) 575-6044; website http://www.uapress.com/
*Multinational Monitor, website*http://www.multinationalmonitor.org/. Includes articles originally featured in the magazine Multinational Monitor on global corporations. Tracks corporate activity, especially in the Global South, focusing on the export of hazardous substances, worker health and safety, labor union issues and the environment. Contact Multinational Monitor, P.O. Box 19405, Washington, DC 20036; phone (202) 387-8030; fax (202) 234-5176; email email@example.com.
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