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Book of essays edited by luminary Bob McChesney explores the crisis in US journalism through submissions from bloggers, scholars, activists, and politicians.

Stephanie Pottinger
  • 21 april 2011


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Bob McChesney, the US media academic and author of many books about journalism – most especially the excellent Rich Media, Poor Democracy – has co-edited an anthology of essays entitled Will the last reporter please turn out the lights: the collapse of journalism and what can be done to fix it.*

There are 32 essays on the crisis of journalism in the United States, written by leading scholars, journalists, activists and policymakers. Contributors include Altercation blogger Eric Alterman, former Washington Post editor Leonard Downie, political correspondent John Nichols and the internet guru Clay Shirky.

*Published by The New Press, and co-edited by Victor Pickard

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