On the eve of Juan Gonzalez’s appearance in Kansas City, we present an interview that Pacifica’s Mitch Jeserich did with him on his book, “News For All the People.”
About the book: News For All The People
From 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. This acclaimed book “called a masterpiece by the esteemed scholar Robert W. McChesney and chosen as one of 2011 s best books by the Progressive “reveals how racial segregation distorted the information Americans have received, even as it depicts the struggle of Black, Latino, Asian, and Native American journalists who fought to create a vibrant yet little-known alternative, democratic press.
Written in an exciting, story-driven style and replete with memorable portraits of journalists, both famous and obscure, News for All the People is destined to become the standard history of the American media.