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Historical Roots of US Press Freedoms and Failures

Victor Pickard

in Democracy without Journalism?: Confronting the Misinformation Society

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190946753
eISBN:
9780190946791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190946753.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Political Economy

Chapter 1 historicizes the journalism crisis, showing that in the United States commercial news media institutions have always been in crisis. The chapter first summarizes the history of the US press ... More


Making Media Safe for Corporate Power: Market Libertarian Discourse in the 1940s and Beyond

Victor Pickard

in News on the Right: Studying Conservative News Cultures

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780190913540
eISBN:
9780190913571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190913540.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter contends that a corporate libertarian vision of media policy established the discursive terrain in which conservative media thrived in the United States after World War II. The corporate ... More


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