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  • Telecommunications, Mass Media, and Democracyby Robert W. McChesney

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 50.00

    This study examines a critical point in US broadcasting, when a strong opposition emerged to challenge network-dominated, advertising-supported media such as radio. more...

  • Corporate Media and the Threat to Democracyby Robert W. Mcchesney

    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...

  • Digital Disconnectby Robert W. McChesney

    The New Press 2013; US$ 18.95

    Robert W. McChesney is the Gutgsell Endowed Professor in the Department of Communications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is the author of several books on the media, including the award-winning Rich Media, Poor Democracy ; Communication Revolution ; and a co-editor (with Victor Pickard) of Will the Last Reporter Turn Out... more...

  • The Problem of the Mediaby Robert D. McChesney

    Monthly Review Press 2004; US$ 60.00

    The symptoms of the crisis of the U.S. media are well-known—a decline in hard news, the growth of info-tainment and advertorials, staff cuts and concentration of ownership, increasing conformity of viewpoint and suppression of genuine debate. McChesney's new book, The Problem of the Media , gets to the roots of this crisis, explains it, and... more...

  • Blowing the Roof off the Twenty-First Centuryby Robert W. McChesney

    Monthly Review Press 2014; US$ 24.00

    "Robert McChesney reveals once again why he is one of the thinkers who really matter to American society. Whether he is analyzing military spending or the explosive growth of prisons, whether he is critiquing the destructive power of the wealthy on American democracy through massive political donations or the perils the monopolistic control of the... more...

  • Rich Media, Poor Democracyby Robert W. McChesney

    The New Press 2015; US$ 22.95

    Robert W. McChesney is the Gutgsell Endowed Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is the author, most recently, of Digital Disconnect (The New Press) and a co-author, with John Nichols, of Tragedy and Farce and the award-winning Dollarocracy . He lives in Champaign, Illinois, and... more...

  • The Death and Life of American Journalismby Robert W. McChesney; John Nichols

    Nation Books 2011; US$ 16.99

    The “Paul Revere and Tom Paine? (according to Bill Moyers) of media reform propose a bold and controversial response to the current crisis of journalism more...

  • Microradio & Democracyby Greg Ruggiero; Robert W. Mcchesney

    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...

  • Will the Last Reporter Please Turn out the Lightsby Robert W. McChesney; Victor Pickard

    The New Press 2011; US$ 19.95

    Robert W. McChesney is the Gutgsell Endowed Professor in the Department of Communications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is the author of several books on the media, including the award-winning Rich Media, Poor Democracy , and a co-editor (with Ben Scott) of Our Unfree Press: 100 Years of Radical Media Criticism (both available... more...

  • Dollarocracyby John Nichols; Robert W. McChesney

    Nation Books 2013; US$ 16.99

    Fresh from the first $10 billion election campaign, two award-winning authors show how unbridled campaign spending defines our politics and, failing a dramatic intervention, signals the end of our democracy. Blending vivid reporting from the 2012 campaign trail and deep perspective from decades covering American and international media and politics,... more...