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Welcome to Havana, Mr Corleone: Issues of media ownership and control

Volume 10, Issue 2

September, 2004

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McChesney, W. R. (Welcome to Havana, Mr Corleone: Issues of media ownership and control. Pacific Journalism Review, 10(2): 20-31.
Author(s): Robert W. Mc Chesney
Publication date: 
September, 2004

In the United States the media system is set up to maximise profit for a relative handful of large companies. The system works well for them, but it is a disaster for the communication needs of a healthy and self-governing society. The problem is not with the poorly trained or unethical journalists; in fact, I suspect they may well be as talented and ethical as any generation of journalists in memory. It is the context journalists work in that is the problem.