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- Seven Stories Press 2011; US$ 9.95
"In this passionate and strikingly lucid essay, Robert McChesney makes clear why all of us should be alarmed about the effects of media mergers on the future of American democracy. This is a must reading for anyone who wants to get a quick understanding of this troubling trend."?Susan J. Douglas, author of Growing Up Female with the Mass Media more...
- The New Press 2013; US$ 18.99
Celebrants and skeptics alike have produced valuable analyses of the Internet?s effect on us and our world, oscillating between utopian bliss and dystopian hell. But according to Robert W. McChesney, arguments on both sides fail to address the relationship between economic power and the digital world. McChesney?s award-winning Rich Media, Poor Democracy... more...
- Monthly Review Press 2014; US$ 24.00
In the United States and much of the world there is a palpable depression about the prospect of overcoming the downward spiral created by the tyranny of wealth and privilege and establishing a truly democratic and sustainable society. It threatens to become self-fulfilling. In this trailblazing new book, award-winning author Robert W. McChesney argues... more...
- The New Press 2015; US$ 22.99
First published to great acclaim in 2000, Rich Media, Poor Democracy is Robert W. McChesney?s magnum opus. Called a rich, penetrating study? by Noam Chomsky, the book is a meticulously researched exposition of how U.S. media and communication empires are threatening effective democratic governance. What happens when a few conglomerates dominate... more...
- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 9.95
Written in the aftermath of World War I, this polemic by the Pulitzer Prize?winning journalist exposes the threat to democracy posed by media bias. Walter Lippmann denounces the wartime misinformation and propaganda fed to the public by the press, calling for an honest, "spin-free" interpretation of facts and ideas. Written in an accessible rather... more...
- Seven Stories Press 2011; US$ 5.95
Microradio and Democracy discusses the role of citizen access to communications in a democratic society, and how diversity, localism, and core political speech are undermined by corporate control of the public airwaves. Ruggiero examines the emergence of microradio activism in recent court cases, and the links between the microradio struggle and larger... more...
- The New Press 2011; US$ 19.99
The sudden meltdown of the news media has sparked one of the liveliest debates in recent memory, with an outpouring of opinion and analysis crackling across journals, the blogosphere, and academic publications. Yet, until now, we have lacked a comprehensive and accessible introduction to this new and shifting terrain. In Will the Last Reporter Please... more...
- Monthly Review Press 2012; US$ 21.21
The days of boom and bubble are over, and the time has come to understand the long-term economic reality. Although the Great Recession officially ended in June 2009, hopes for a new phase of rapid economic expansion were quickly dashed. Instead, growth has been slow, unemployment has remained high, wages and benefits have seen little improvement,... more...