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We the Media

Summary
We the Media is a book written by Dan Gillmor, published in 2004 by O'Reilly (). Gillmor discusses how the proliferation of grassroots internet journalists (bloggers) has changed the way news is handled. One of the book's main points is that a few big media corporations cannot control the news we get any longer, now that news is being published in real-time, available to everybody, via the Internet. The book received widespread praise from the demographic it covered, and mixed reviews elsewhere. Background We the Media details how media and its consumption has changed with the introduction of online platforms. Big corporations are no longer able to control what is being published about themselves, while the "former audience," as Gillmor calls it, is no longer passive. The former audience has a larger role in the consumption and production of media. Gillmor believes the aggressive use of copyrighting in America is a cause for the lack of creativity and innovation in the s
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