Monday, October 31, 2011

Controlling the Internet

A must read for anyone who wants to know about the "media in America," the role of the U.S. government, and how the media intersects with Race and Ethnicity.  This video is from  Democracy Now - Amy Goodman is interviewing Juan Gonzalez regarding his book,  News for All the People.



Juan Gonzalez
After seven years of research, the groundbreaking new book, "News for All the People: The Epic Story of Race and the American Media," examines how the media has played a pivotal role in perpetuating racist views in the United States. It recalls lives of the unsung pioneering black, Latino, Native American and Asian-American journalists who challenged the worst racial aspects of the white-owned media. It also tells the untold story of how the fight over who controls the internet is just the latest chapter in a centuries-old debate on the role of the media — and the technologies used to deliver it — in a democracy. MORE

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