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  • Science of Coercionby Christopher Simpson; Robert McChesney; Mark Crispin Miller

    Open Road Media 2015; US$ 14.99

    A provocative and eye-opening study of the essential role the US military and the Central Intelligence Agency played in the advancement of communication studies during the Cold War era, now with a new introduction by Robert W. McChesney and a new preface by the author Since the mid-twentieth century, the great advances in our knowledge about the... more...

  • 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

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...