The Media Elite

S. Robert Lichter, Author Adler & Adler Publishers $19.95 (342p) ISBN 978-0-917561-11-5
The first volume of a research project conducted by Smith College political scientist Rothman and Columbia University researchers Robert and Linda Lichter, this is an outstanding study. It opens with a profile of today's ""typical'' media worker: an upper-middle-class, white, male college graduate earning 30,000-50,000 a year, whose parents are college graduates, perhaps professionals. It is notable that 68% come from Northeastern or north-central cities and have little sympathy for small-town America; few attend church or synagogue. The authors proceed to demonstrate that media people's regional and class prejudices determine their handling of the news: they are distinctly against nuclear energy (although many experts are not), strongly pro-busing (despite the compelling arguments against the practice) and furiously antibig oil. No one concerned with the media can afford to pass by this searching examination. Photos. (October 8)
Reviewed on: 01/01/1986
Release date: 01/01/1986
Genre: Nonfiction
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