chapter  5
Making the World Safe for “Autonomy”? The US Initiative to Reorient “Foreign Journalists” 1945–1970
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Dire market conditions; the effects of monopoly ownership, mega mergers, and media conglomerates; the pressures and innovations inherent in Web 2.0 culture-each have conspired to dismantle elite journalism. Or at least that’s the fear fuelling twenty-fi rst-century articles, debates, panels and conferences focused on “saving journalism.”