“News For All The People: The Epic Story of Race and the American Media” by Juan Gonzalez and Joseph Torres: A sweeping narrative history of American news media that puts race at the center of the story – from the earliest colonial newspapers to the Internet Age, America’s racial divisions have played a central role in the creation of the country’s media system, just as the media has contributed to – and every so often, combated – racial oppression.
Based on years of original archival research and up-to-the-minute reporting, the book is written by two veteran journalists and leading advocates for a more inclusive and democratic media system.
Verso Books. 453 pages. $29.95