Joseph Torres, wrote this article for 9 Strategies to End Corporate Rule, the Spring 2012 issue of YES! Magazine. Joseph is senior external affairs director at Free Press, and co-author, with Juan Gonzalez, of News for All the People: The Epic Story of Race and the American Media.
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