On theAnalysis.news podcast, author, activist, and Izzy Award judge Robert McChesney joins Paul Jay to discuss the degradation of American media.

“The range of legitimate debate on political issues has always been pretty much set by people in power.”

As real journalism lost market value over the past decades, news networks eschewed reporters and newsrooms to instead have TV personalities “sit around and gossip about the news.” McChesney and Jay remark of the few still-functioning national news sources, such as the New York Times, that corporate owners still inform the stories that are allowed to be published. To address this, McChesney describes the possibility of a local media model that receives funds allocated by an annual vote in the community. 

Watch the talk below and visit theAnalysis.news.