Letters and Politics

The Epic Story of Race and the American Media

With journalist and investigative reporter Juan Gonzalez.  

Gonzalez is the co-host of the radio and television program Democracy Now! with Amy GoodmanHe was also a columnist for the New York Daily News from 1987 to 2016.  Juan Gonzalez is author of Harvest of Empire: A Histoty of Latinos in America. And his latest News for All The People: The Epic Story of Race and The American Media.

 

 

About the book:  NewsForAllThePeopleBook

From colonial newspapers to the Internet age, America’s racial divisions have played a central role in the creation of the country’s media system, just as the media has contributed to—and every so often, combated—racial oppression. This acclaimed book—called a “masterpiece” by the esteemed scholar Robert W. McChesney and chosen as one of 2011’s best books by the Progressive—reveals how racial segregation distorted the information Americans have received, even as it depicts the struggle of Black, Latino, Asian, and Native American journalists who fought to create a vibrant yet little-known alternative, democratic press.

Written in an exciting, story-driven style and replete with memorable portraits of journalists, both famous and obscure, News for All the People is destined to become the standard history of the American media.

 

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