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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...

  • 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...

  • Digital Disconnectby Robert W. McChesney

    New Press, The 2013; US$ 18.95

    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...

  • 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

    New Press, The 2011; US$ 19.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Future of Mediaby Robert Mcchesney; Russell Newman; Ben Scott; Bill Moyers

    Seven Stories Press 2011; US$ 19.95

    Co-edited by acclaimed media scholar Robert W. McChesney, the book features chapters by Bill Moyers, FCC Commissioner Michael Copps, Rep. Bernie Sanders, and Newspaper Guild president Linda Foley, among many others. With the American political landscape dominated by the influence of big business, the timing of The Future of Media could hardly be more... more...

  • The Oh Really? Factorby Peter Hart; Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting; Robert Mcchesney

    Seven Stories Press 2011; US$ 8.95

    Since emerging from tabloid-television infamy as the former host of Inside Edition, Bill O?Reilly has taken his brand of provocative rhetoric to the next level: from shock-TV to the No Spin Zone. Despite his outspoken support for Bush?s tax cuts and a war with Iraq, and his attacks on everything from National Public Radio to "welfare mothers," O?Reilly... more...