COMM101_Winter08_Week9Notes-2 - Comm 101: Winter 2008...

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Comm 101: Winter 2008 Sections: 005, 006, 007 Erica Denise Williams, GSI Week 9 Notes McChesney, R. W. “The Political Economy of International Communications” McChesney argues that “the media is central to the emerging global economy as well  as to any notion of political democracy and that this dual life is a central tension on  the world stage” (p. 3). Also believes “the power of the dominant media corporations  to defend their interests and propagate a mythology to protect their very privileged  role in society” (p. 3). Argues government intervention prevents a free press, which is generated  independently by private citizens, from emerging. Nevertheless, the government is  central to breaking up media monopolies which allows the market to remain fair and  competitive. Therefore, the question isn’t whether or not the media plays a role in   establishing communication systems but rather whose interest they are serving in   these formations McChesney believes there is not conflict between the free press and the government, 
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2008 for the course COMM 101 taught by Professor Jacobs during the Winter '07 term at University of Michigan.

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COMM101_Winter08_Week9Notes-2 - Comm 101: Winter 2008...

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