Speak Softly and Carry A Big Stick
How Local TV Broadcasters Exert Political Power
Publication Date: 2005
Size: 6"x 9", 619 Pages
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Speak Softly describes the Machiavellian strategies local TV broadcasters have used to influence U.S. spectrum and media policy. As Congress works to "fix" the disastrous broadcast spectrum policies it passed in the Telecommunications Act of 1996, Speak Softly provides a timely reminder why the same mistakes are likely to be repeated. Click here for a summary for political communication scholars. The National Civic Review adapted the last chapter for an article in its winter 2005 issue.
J.H. Snider, co-author of Future Shop (St. Martinís Press), is a Senior Research Fellow at the New America Foundation, a Washington think-tank. His work has appeared in numerous publications including The Washington Post, U.S.A. Today, and Atlantic Monthly. He holds a Ph.D. in political science from Northwestern University and an MBA from Harvard University.
New America Foundation Press Release
New America Foundation Book Forum #1--May 24, 2005
New America Foundation Book Forum #2--June 7, 2005
for media activists by David Bollier
for communication policy scholars by Chris Sterling
for broadcasters by Bill McConnell (with the author's rebuttal)
On Broadcast and Media Policy
On Democratic Reform
Citizens' Assembly Blog (to implement the last chapter of the book)
Telecom Policy Blog
Wireless Future Program