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Saving the Media

Capitalism, Crowdfunding, and Democracy

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$19.95 • £15.95 • €18.00

ISBN 9780674659759

Publication Date: 04/04/2016

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176 pages

4-3/8 x 7-1/8 inches

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  • Introduction: For a New Form of Governance
    • Lost Illusions
    • The Media Are Not a Commodity
    • Media and Democracy
    • Saving the Media
  • 1. The Information Age?
    • Information beyond the Media
    • Diversity of Legal Forms and Financing Arrangements
    • What Is News?
    • Journalists and Press Credentials
    • The Changing Size of the Journalistic Work Force
    • A Revolution in Journalism
    • Fewer and Fewer Journalists…per Paper
    • From Print to Web
    • Has Quality Content Decreased?
    • Has Online Content Increased?
  • 2. The End of Illusions
    • The Birth of Ad-Supported Media
    • The Illusion of Ad-Supported Media
    • Less and Less Advertising
    • The Illusion of Competition
    • The Limits of Competition
    • The Perverse Effects of Competition
    • The Illusion of Vast Internet Audiences
    • The Illusion of Subsidized Media
    • The True Importance of Press Subsidies
    • Subsidies in Context
    • Reforming Subsidies to the Press
    • The Illusion of a New Golden Age
    • The Death of One Kind of Freedom
  • 3. A New Model for the Twenty-First Century
    • Transcending the Laws of the Market
    • The Market
    • Nonprofit Media Organizations
    • Governance and Stock
    • Existing Nonprofit Media Organizations
    • The Price of Independence
    • Limits
    • Cooperatives
    • A New Model: The NMO
    • Capital and Power
    • Voting Rights in NMOs
    • Illustration
    • The Advantages of the NMO Model
    • An Alternative to Press Subsidies
  • Conclusion: Capitalism and Democracy
    • Replacing the Stagecoach
    • Endgame?
  • Notes
  • Index

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