author={Robert W. McChesney},
  journal={Journalism Practice},
  pages={614 - 626}
  • R. McChesney
  • Published 1 October 2012
  • Philosophy
  • Journalism Practice
Journalism is in freefall collapse in the United States, and, to varying degrees, elsewhere. Unless there is a dramatic rethinking in the United States, and to a lesser extent elsewhere, all signs point to a continued deterioration of journalism. By all known political theory this means the continuation of credible democratic governance will be impossible. Hence this is a crisis of the greatest possible magnitude. There is considerable consensus in democratic theory and among journalism… 

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