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Democracy without Journalism?: Confronting the Misinformation Society

Victor Pickard


Democracy without Journalism? is about the ongoing journalism crisis and the policies we need to confront it. It exposes the historical roots, market failures, and policy inaction that led to the loss of local journalism and the proliferation of misinformation through both social media and mainstream news. In underscoring these threats to democracy, the book also draws attention to the growing problem of monopoly control over digital infrastructures in general and the rise of platform monopolies in particular, especially the “Facebook problem.” The book proposes that now is an opportune moment ... More

Keywords: democracy, media, journalism, misinformation, communication, political economy, media policy, activism, US history

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190946753
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190946753.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Victor Pickard, author
Associate Professor of Communication, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania