| By Kevin C. Brown |

June 21, 2011 — Media scholar Victor Pickard discusses the severe crisis facing journalism in the United States and its meaning for democracy. Pickard, a professor of media studies at New York University, is the co-editor (with Robert W. McChesney) of the compilation, “Will the Last Reporter Please Turn Out the Lights: The Collapse of Journalism and What Can Be Done to Fix It.” On the show, Pickard talks not only about about the characteristics of this crisis, but also its origins in the commercial nature of media production.

Note: The above dateline refers to this interview’s original airdate on WRCT-Pittsburgh. It was uploaded unchanged to Remapping Debate in April 2013.


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