GRITtv: The Death and Life of American Journalism (Video)

Thursday, 04 February 2010 08:23 By Laura Flanders, GRITtv | name.

Discussions on the future of journalism are happening so often now that they're almost trite. But Robert McChesney, John Nichols, Tracy Van Slyke and Kate Giammarise are not only interested in saving journalism; they're interested in having all of us have a say. Nichols and McChesney have a new book out, The Death and Life of American Journalism: The Media Revolution that Will Begin the World Again that documents the decline of the commercial press and makes the case for publicly-funded media, and Van Slyke has a book out as well, co-authored with Jessica Clark, Beyond the Echo Chamber: How a Networked Progressive Media Can Reshape American Politics, documenting the rise of a new media culture. Giammarise is featured in Nichols and McChesney's book and since being laid off from the Toledo Blade has founded Rustwire.com.

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