Monday, June 06, 2005

Adam Thierer's New Book on Media Ownership Now Available

Adam Thierer's much anticipated book, Media Myths: Making Sense Of The Debate Over Media Ownership has been published.

It's a real tour d’force. He contends:

No matter how large any given media outlet is today, it is ultimately just one of hundreds of sources of news, information, and entertainment that we have at our collective disposal," Thierer says. "It is just one voice in our contemporary media cacophony, shouting to be heard above the others. Information and entertainment cannot be monopolized in a free society, especially in today's world of media abundance.

Thierer will discuss the book and its themes at a forum at the National Press Club on June 24. Former FCC Commissioner Susan Ness will be on hand to discuss the book's themes with Thierer and address the role the federal government plays as a regulator of media. See the press release here.

Whether you agree or disagree with his analysis you will find it a treasure trove of original researech and data. I happen to think Adam hits it out of the ball park with this one.

If you are at all interested in the media ownership issue it is a must read. Adam is currently a Senior Fellow with the Progress & Freedom Foundation and Director of its Center for Digital Media Freedom.

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