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McChesney, Robert Waterman 1952-

Overview
Works: 131 works in 496 publications in 2 languages and 25,926 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  History  Educational films  Forecasts  Internet videos  Short films 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Editor, Author of introduction, Commentator, Speaker, Other, Contributor
Classifications: P95.82.U6, 302.230973
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Most widely held works about Robert Waterman McChesney
 
Most widely held works by Robert Waterman McChesney
Rich media, poor democracy : communication politics in dubious times by Robert Waterman McChesney( Book )

37 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and held by 1,649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Argues that mass media has become a major anti-democratic force in the United States and worldwide
The death and life of American journalism : the media revolution that will begin the world again by Robert Waterman McChesney( Book )

19 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daily newspapers are closing across America. Washington bureaus are shuttering; whole areas of the federal government are now operating with no press coverage. International bureaus are going, going, gone. Journalism, the counterbalance to corporate and political power, the lifeblood of American democracy, is not just threatened. It is in meltdown. In The Death and Life of American Journalism, Robert W. McChesney, an academic, and John Nichols, a journalist, who together founded the nation's leading media reform network, Free Press, investigate the crisis. They propose a bold strategy for saving journalism that looks back to how the Founding Fathers ensured free press protection with the First Amendment and provided subsidies to the burgeoning print press of the young nation.-publisher description
The problem of the media : U.S. communication politics in the twenty-first century by Robert Waterman McChesney( Book )

16 editions published in 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the media system in the U.S., discussing corporate control and hyper-commercialism, and argues that informed public participation in media policy making is needed to ensure the health of American democracy and culture
Outfoxed : Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism by Robert Greenwald( Visual )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentray on FNC, the news channel owned by Rupert Murdoch
Digital disconnect : how capitalism is turning the Internet against democracy by Robert Waterman McChesney( Book )

20 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the relationship between economic power and the digital world, encouraging readers to fight back against the monopolies that are making the Internet less democratic
Tragedy and farce : how the American media sell wars, spin elections, and destroy democracy by John Nichols( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book, John Nichols and Robert W. McChesney, two of the country's leading media analysts and founders of the national media reform group Free Press, dissect the abysmal coverage of the Iraq War and the 2004 presidential election, showing how these media failures expose the decline in resources and standards for political journalism, the organized campaign by the political right to control the news cycle, and the ascendancy of infotainment. Tragedy and Farce helps us to navigate among swift boats and Humvees, from the machinations of the Sinclair Broadcasting Group to the dismissals of the Downing Street memo. Ultimately, Nichols and McChesney argue that the media crisis is not due to incompetent or corrupt journalists but to corrupt policy making that has allowed the media to become the private domain of billionaire investors and massive corporations. In our highly concentrated media system it has become commercially and politically irrational to do the kind of journalism a self-governing society requires."--Jacket
The future of media : resistance and reform in the 21st century by Russell Newman( Book )

9 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Endlessly pressured by lobbyists payrolled by corporate broadcasters, Congress is poised to reopen the 1996 Telecommunications Act, which will reshape every facet of our media as we know it for decades to come. Winners and losers are about to be decided, while at the same time new technologies are emerging which could truly revolutionize and democratize our media system - and our culture. From cutting edge analysis to blueprints for action, The Future of Media presents a diverse collection of voices from today's growing media reform movement."--Jacket
Telecommunications, mass media, and democracy : the battle for the control of U.S. broadcasting, 1928-1935 by Robert Waterman McChesney( Book )

29 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work shows in detail the emergence and consolidation of U.S. commercial broadcasting economically, politically, and ideologically. This process was met by organized opposition and a general level of public antipathy that has been almost entirely overlooked by previous scholarship. McChesney highlights the activities and arguments of this early broadcast reform movement of the 1930s. The reformers argued that commercial broadcasting was inimical to the communication requirements of a democratic society and that the only solution was to have a dominant role for nonprofit and noncommercial broadcasting. Although the movement failed, McChesney argues that it provides important lessons not only for communication historians and policymakers, but for those concerned with media and how they are used
The global media : the new missionaries of corporate capitalism by Edward S Herman( Book )

35 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Global Media" describes in detail the recent rapid growth and crossborder activities and linkages of an industry largely composed of international conglomerates. It assesses the significance of the ongoing deregulation and convergence of global media and telecommunications systems and the rise of the internet. The authors argue that the most important features of this globalization process are the implantation, consolidation and concentration of advertisement-based commercial media and the parallel weakening of the 'public sphere'. It is contended that the United States provides the evolutionary model toward which the global media system is moving, and the history and characteristics of the U.S. System are described, along with developments in seven other countries around the world. Finally, the authors evaluate the defenses of the ongoing globalization process and discuss the forms of local, national and global resistance that have emerged. -- Back cover
Will the last reporter please turn out the lights : the collapse of journalism and what can be done to fix it by Robert Waterman McChesney( Book )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In response to mounting concerns about the future of the press, an outpouring of lively debate and proposals for alternative models of journalism has exploded across journals of opinion, the blogosphere, and academic publications. Despite this proliferation, a comprehensive overview of this new terrain has been noticeably missing-just what will the world look like without newspapers. Will the Last Reporter Please Turn Out the Lights offers the first roadmap to this crucially important new debate, in a concise and accessible introduction to the current schools of thought emerging in response to the journalism crisis, with contributions by the leading media analysts writing today"--
Capitalism and the information age : the political economy of the global communication revolution by Robert Waterman McChesney( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Are the new technologies of the information age reshaping the labor force, transforming communications, changing the potential of democracy, and altering the course of history itself? Capitalism and the Information Age presents a rigorous examination of some of the most crucial problems and possibilities of these novel technologies. Not a day goes by that we don't see a news clip, hear a radio report, or read an article heralding the miraculous new technologies of the information age. The communication revolution associated with these technologies is often heralded as the key to a new age of "globalization." How is all of this reshaping the labor force, transforming communications, changing the potential of democracy, and altering the course of history itself? Capitalism and the Information Age presents a rigorous examination of some of the most crucial problems and possibilities of these novel technologies
Rich media, poor democracy( Visual )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Demonstrates how journalism has been compromised by the corporate bosses of conglomerates such as Disney, Viacom and AOL Time Warner to produce a system of news that is high on sensationalism and low on information. They suggest that unless citizen activisim can reclaim the commons, this new corporate system will be characterized by a rich media and an ever impoverished poor democracy
Dollarocracy : how the money-and-media election complex is destroying America by John Nichols( Book )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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, political journalist John Nichols and media critic Robert W. McChesney explain how US elections are becoming controlled, predictable enterprises that are managed by a new class of consultants who wield millions of dollars and define our politics as never before. As the money gets bigger--especially after the Citizens United ruling--and journalism, a core check and balance on the government, declines, American citizens are in danger of becoming less informed and more open to manipulation. With groundbreaking behind-the-scenes reporting and staggering new research on "the money power," "Dollarocracy" shows that this new power does not just endanger electoral politics; it is a challenge to the DNA of American democracy itself
Communication revolution : critical junctures and the future of media by Robert Waterman McChesney( Book )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Media scholar McChesney debunks the conventional wisdom that the current communication revolution the growth of the Internet and wireless technology is beyond the control of average citizens. The nation is at a critical juncture when growing corporate public relations and the commercial stranglehold on journalism threaten press freedom we have taken for granted for generations, McChesney warns. Unless citizens become more involved in determining policies for the public subsidies awarded to broadcast media, large corporations and politicians will decide what the future of communication looks like. He examines the historical, economic, and political forces at play in the marketplace that seek to concentrate media control. He points to successful campaigns by citizens' groups to influence media ownership rules and to halt efforts by large telephone and cable companies to privatize the Internet. Aimed at journalism scholars and the general public, this is an ardent plea to do something about troubling trends.--Bush, Vanessa Copyright 2007 Booklist
Our media, not theirs : the democratic struggle against corporate media by Robert Waterman McChesney( Book )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our Media, Not Theirs! The Democratic Struggle Against Corporate Media examines how the current media system in the United States undermines democracy, and what we can do to change it. McChesney and Nichols begin by detailing how the media system has come to be dominated by a handful of transnational conglomerates that use their immense political and economic power to saturate the population with commercial messages. Further, the authors provide an analysis of the burgeoning media reform activities in the United States, and outline ways we can structurally change the media system through coalition work and movement-building: the tools we need in order to battle for a better media
People get ready : the fight against a jobless economy and a citizenless democracy by Robert Waterman McChesney( Book )

9 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"...Robert W. McChesney and John Nichols argue that the United States needs a new economy in which revolutionary technologies are applied to effectively address environmental and social problems and used to rejuvenate and extend democratic institutions. Based on intense reporting, rich historical analysis, and deep understanding of the technological and social changes that are unfolding, they propose a bold strategy for democratizing our digital destiny--before it's too late--and unleashing the real power of the Internet, and of humanity."--Dust jacket
Our unfree press : 100 years of radical media criticism by Robert Waterman McChesney( Book )

7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The political economy of media : enduring issues, emerging dilemmas by Robert Waterman McChesney( Book )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The influence of media on society is unquestioned. Its reach penetrates nearly every corner of the world and every aspect of life. But it has also been a contested realm, embodying class politics and the interests of monopoly capital. In The Political Economy of Media, Robert W. McChesney provides a comprehensive analysis of the economic and political powers that are being mobilized to consolidate private control of media with increasing profit - all at the expense of democracy. He examines the monopolistic competition that has created a global media that is ever more concentrated and centralized; reveals why questions about the ownership of commercial U.S. media remain off limits within the political culture; how private ownership of media leads to the degradation of journalism and suppression of genuine debate; and why corporate rule threatens democracy by failing to provide the means for an educated and informed citizenry. The Political Economy of Media also highlights resistance to corporate media over the last century, including the battle between broadcasters and the public in the 1920s and 1930s and the ongoing media reform movement today
Blowing the roof off the twenty-first century : media, politics, and the struggle for post-capitalist democracy by Robert Waterman McChesney( Book )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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 that the weight of the present is blinding people to the changing nature and the tremendous possibilities of the historical moment we inhabit. In Blowing the Roof Off the Twenty-First Century, he uses a sophisticated political economic analysis to delineate the recent trajectory of capitalism and its ongoing degeneration. In exciting new research McChesney reveals how notions of democratic media are becoming central to activists around the world seeking to establish post-capitalist democracies. Blowing the Roof Off the Twenty-First Century also takes a fresh look at recent progressive political campaigns in the United States. While conveying complex ideas in a lively and accessible manner, McChesney demonstrates a very different and far superior world is not only necessary, but possible."
Now with Bill Moyers : John Nichols and Robert McChesney on the media and democracy by Bill D Moyers( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this program, media experts John Nichols and Robert McChesney join Bill Moyers to examine America's corporate media machine and the dire implications of closed-door deregulatory decisions. Nichols, Washington correspondent for The Nation, and McChesney, author of Rich Media, Poor Democracy: Communication Politics in Dubious Times, discuss, among other topics, the pernicious influence of corporate interests on the free press, which they contend have become a major barrier to the exercise of democracy
 
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Rich media, poor democracy : communication politics in dubious times
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The death and life of American journalism : the media revolution that will begin the world againThe problem of the media : U.S. communication politics in the twenty-first centuryTragedy and farce : how the American media sell wars, spin elections, and destroy democracyThe future of media : resistance and reform in the 21st centuryTelecommunications, mass media, and democracy : the battle for the control of U.S. broadcasting, 1928-1935The global media : the new missionaries of corporate capitalismWill the last reporter please turn out the lights : the collapse of journalism and what can be done to fix itCapitalism and the information age : the political economy of the global communication revolution