John Nichols: A Democratic Media

What will it take to create a democratic healthy media? You know how dire the situation is: daily newspapers are closing, Washington bureaus are shuttering, whole areas of federal, state, and local governments are now operating with zero press coverage, international bureaus are disappearing, the list goes on. John Nichols, the Nation’s Washington correspondent, writes, “Journalism, the counterbalance to corporate and political power, the lifeblood of American democracy, is not just threatened. It is in meltdown.”

In the new book, “The Death and Life of American Journalism The Media Revolution That Will Begin the World Again,” John Nichols and Robert McChesney, communications professor at the University of Illinois, offer solutions to what we’re facing today. They say we don’t need to reinvent the wheel; we simply need to look at history.

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  • John Nichols, Washington correspondent for the Nation Magazine and co-author of “The Death and Life of American Journalism The Media Revolution That Will Begin the World Again”

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