Democracy's Oxygen
How Corporations Control the News

Winter, James
Publisher:  Black Rose Press, Montreal, Canada
Year Published:  1997  
Pages:  199pp   Price:  $23.99   ISBN:  1-55164-06-9
Library of Congress Number:  P92.C3W55  
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX6135

Winter shows that far from providing "democracy's oxygen," the news media legitimize a fundamentally undemocratic system. Instead of keeping the public informated, news organizations manufacture public consent for policies which favour the corporate elite.


Table of Contents



1. Mediasaurus
2. The Black Market
3. Paul Desmarais and Power
4. The Public Interest
5. News as a Management Product
6. Media Think
7. Project Censored Canada
8. Patterns in Under-Reported Stories
9. Conclusions


A Media Corporation Assets
B Media-Corporate Director Board Interlocks
C Dailies by Chain Ownership
D Alternative Media
E 1995 Compensation for CEOs
F Newspaper Ownership by Province
G Selected Wealthy Canadians


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