This book provides an in-depth analysis of the economic difficulties facing journalism, including the impact of television's increasing share of the advertising market. It focuses on the alternative press, which arose in the mid-1980s at the height of the government's crackdown on dissent.
Part 1: Roots 1. The Freeze, the Thaw, and the Future 2. The Backdrop 3. The Alternative Press 4. The Realities of the Marketplace 5. The Law 6. The State of Emergency 7. Other Environmental Hazards Part 2: Prospects 8. The Prospects for Press Freedom 9. Other Vital Issues 10. Rewriting the Map 11. Conclusion