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"The Death of Journalism?" by Robert McChesney

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Robert McChesney is a professor of media studies and a renowned scholar about the history and political economy of mass communication. He's the author of number books, most recently Digital Disconnect: How Capitalism Is Turning the Internet Against Democracy and, with John Nichols, Dollarocracy: How the Money and Media Election Complex is Destroying America. He talked with Eric Ruder about the implications of the collapse of journalism.

THE MEDIA is buzzing about the purchase of the Washington Post by Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of Amazon.com. Why? What's the importance of this development?

THE CONTEXT for the Bezos purchase is that commercial journalism as we've known it in the United States for more than a century is dying. It's in its spiral death throes right now. Capitalists can't make money publishing journalism...

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