Remaking Media

Remaking Media: the Struggle to Democratize Public Communication
by Bob Hackett and Bill Carroll [Routledge]

A very insightful look at the recent rise of media activist organizations and networks in the US, Canada and the UK. Drawing upon extensive personal interviews with on-the-ground activist leaders, the authors provide a map of the current media democracy field, including successe, challenges, blind spots and potential vectors for development. The book’s transnational perspective allows for useful comparisons; highlights include chapters on San Francisco’s Media Alliance (US) and the Campaign for Press and Broadcast Freedom (UK). -jl

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