Back to the Future

Friday, January 21, 2005

Media analysts have often remarked on the Balkanization of the American mediascape, wherein an increasing number of voices are talking to a decreasing number of people. That's a new development, but also a very old one, according to National Journal columnist William Powers. He and Brooke discuss his prediction that newfangled niche marketing will pick up where the biased newspapers of the 19th century left off. X ARTIST: Keith Jarrett TRACK: Wind Up ALBUM: Belonging LABEL: ECM BREAK II: ARTIST: Emerson String Quartet TRACK: String Quartet No. 4 ALBUM: Béla Bartók: The 6 String Quartets LABEL: Deutsche Grammophon

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