Herb Schiller Reads The New York Times #3: The Sunday Times: 712 Pages of Waste

Film Location: 
New York, NY

Herb Schiller, a distinguished scholar of the political and cultural economies of communication systems, dissects The New York Times with wit and persuasive force. He offers a trenchant deconstruction of the paper’s cultural, economic, and political power to shape news and culture industries’ agendas. Drawing on his books, lectures, and writings, he warns of two major trends: first, the private takeover of public space and public institutions at home and second, US corporate domination of cultural life abroad, especially in developing nations.