Breaking The News by James Fallows
How the Media Undermine American Democracy

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At last a persuasive explanation of what's gone wrong with the American media--and what can be done about it. Fallows details the ways in which the current style of news coverage engenders a sense of futility in the American public about our ability to influence our society. He reveals how the reigning practices evolved and whose interests are served. National ads/media.
 

About James Fallows

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James Fallows is National Correspondent for "The Atlantic Monthly," and has worked for the magazine for more than twenty years. His previous books include "Breaking the News: How the Media Undermine American Democracy," "Looking at the Sun," "More Like Us," and "National Defense," Fallows has been a regular commentator on NPR. He lives in Washington, D.C.
 
Published January 16, 1996 by Pantheon. 296 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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Fallows's rousing jeremiad is an important beacon for everyone concerned about the news media's poor performance in helping the public make sane choices about the way we live, work and govern.

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Featuring a new afterword, ""Fallows's rousing jeremiad is an important beacon for everyone concerned about the news media's poor performance in helping the public make sane choices about the way we live, work and govern,"" said PW.

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David Frum wrote this book while at the Manhattan Institute.) Author sells the idea to a publishing house, on basis of a high-concept outline, in hopes that controversy about the book will make it a hot seller;

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