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McChesney, Robert Waterman 1952-

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Works: 167 works in 634 publications in 2 languages and 28,713 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  History  Nonfiction films  Educational films  Internet videos  Forecasts  Short films  Documentary television programs  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Contributor, Commentator, Other, Speaker
Classifications: P95.82.U6, 302.230973
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The problem of the media : U.S. communication politics in the twenty-first century by Robert Waterman McChesney( )

17 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 2,649 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
Telecommunications, mass media, and democracy : the battle for the control of U.S. broadcasting, 1928-1935 by Robert Waterman McChesney( )

38 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,274 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
Rich media, poor democracy : communication politics in dubious times by Robert Waterman McChesney( Book )

42 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and held by 2,153 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 )

22 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,737 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
Digital disconnect : how capitalism is turning the Internet against democracy by Robert Waterman McChesney( Book )

27 editions published between 2013 and 2018 in English and Spanish and held by 1,550 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
Wisconsin uprising : labor fights back by Michael Yates( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1,454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In early 2011, the nation was stunned to watch Wisconsin's state capitol in Madison come under sudden and unexpected occupation by union members and their allies. The protests to defend collective bargaining rights were militant and practically unheard of in this era of declining union power. Nearly forty years of neoliberalism and the most severe economic crisis since the Great Depression have battered the labor movement, and workers have been largely complacent in the face of stagnant wages, slashed benefits and services, widening unemployment, and growing inequality. That is, until now
Blowing the roof off the twenty-first century : media, politics, and the struggle for post-capitalist democracy by Robert Waterman McChesney( )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,211 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"--
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 )

10 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,068 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"--
Outfoxed : Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism by Robert Greenwald( Visual )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,048 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentray on FNC, the news channel owned by Rupert Murdoch
Across the waves : how the United States and France shaped the international age of radio by Derek Vaillant( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is the first comparative history of 20th-century U.S.-French radio broadcasting and its consequences for cultural politics and international/global communication. As U.S. electronics firms raced into Europe, a succession of French governments cautiously participated in U.S.-French broadcast experiments. The first "transatlantics" revealed disparate national visions of radio's place in the emerging international/global arena. During World War II, however, and continuing into the Cold War years, U.S.-French broadcasting and statecraft wove tightly together, with tangible consequences for how Americans and the French learned to listen to each other. Radio became a projection space of U.S.-French national identity and difference, shaping culture and politics in an international/global media age. This book studies the period from 1931--when live, two-way programs first linked Paris and New York--to 1974, when France disassembled its state media system and the curtain fell on almost a half century of close and continuing radio association. This book uses extensive research in U.S. and French archives to analyze the work of transnational cooperative enterprises, notably among them an initiative to bring a torrent of French-produced, English-language content onto U.S. airwaves after World War II. It shows how a mobile cohort of U.S. and French nationals and expatriates created radio's transnational/global technical structures and aesthetic possibilities, and analyzes how different aesthetic aims and technical systems shaped cultural politics between us. This book brings the history of radio squarely into scholarly conversations about the root formations and tendencies of contemporary global media"--
The future of media : resistance and reform in the 21st century by Russell Newman( Book )

11 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 804 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
Tragedy and farce : how the American media sell wars, spin elections, and destroy democracy by John Nichols( Book )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 791 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 global media : the new missionaries of corporate capitalism by Edward S Herman( Book )

40 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 769 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
Capitalism and the information age : the political economy of the global communication revolution by Robert Waterman McChesney( Book )

17 editions published between 1996 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 )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 650 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 activism 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 )

14 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

US elections have never been perfect, but America is now hurtling toward a point where the electoral process itself ceases to function as a means for citizens to effectively control leaders and to guide government politics. This book examines the forces that have sapped elections of their meaning and stolen America's democratic potential: the pay-to-play billionaires and the politicians who do their bidding, the corporations that have been freed to buy elections and the activist judges who advance their agenda, and the media conglomerates that blow off journalism while raking in billions airing intellectually and morally reprehensible political advertising
People get ready : the fight against a jobless economy and a citizenless democracy by Robert Waterman McChesney( Book )

13 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 625 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."--Jacket
Strategies for media reform : international perspectives by Jonathan A., - Obar( )

8 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prepared by thirty-three scholars and activists from more than twenty-five countries, Strategies for Media Reform focuses on theorizing media democratization and evaluating specific projects for media reform. This edited collection of articles offers readers the opportunity to reflect on the prospects for and challenges facing campaigns for media reform and gathers significant examples of theory, advocacy, and activism from multinational perspectives
Communication revolution : critical junctures and the future of media by Robert Waterman McChesney( Book )

13 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and held by 586 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
The endless crisis : how monopoly-finance capital produces stagnation and upheaval from the U.S.A. to China by John Bellamy Foster( )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in English and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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, poverty has increased, and the trend toward more inequality of incomes and wealth has continued. It appears that the Great Recession has given way to a period of long-term anemic growth, which Foster and McChesney term the Great Stagnation. This study traces the origins of economic stagnation and explains what it means for a clear understanding of our current situation. The authors point out that increasing monopolization of the economy--when a handful of large firms dominate one or several industries--leads to an over-abundance of capital and too few profitable investment opportunities, with economic stagnation as the result. Absent powerful stimuli to investment, such as historic innovations like the automobile or major government spending, modern capitalist economies have become increasingly dependent on the financial sector to realize profits. And while financialization may have provided a temporary respite from stagnation, it is a solution that cannot last indefinitely, as instability in financial markets over the last half-decade has made clear.--Adapated from Amazon.com
 
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Telecommunications, mass media, and democracy : the battle for the control of U.S. broadcasting, 1928-1935
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Telecommunications, mass media, and democracy : the battle for the control of U.S. broadcasting, 1928-1935Rich media, poor democracy : communication politics in dubious timesThe death and life of American journalism : the media revolution that will begin the world againWill the last reporter please turn out the lights : the collapse of journalism and what can be done to fix itThe future of media : resistance and reform in the 21st centuryTragedy and farce : how the American media sell wars, spin elections, and destroy democracyThe global media : the new missionaries of corporate capitalismCapitalism and the information age : the political economy of the global communication revolutionCommunication revolution : critical junctures and the future of media
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맥체스니, 로버트 W. 1952-

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맥케즈니, 로버트 W. 1952-

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