Robert W. McChesney

 Robert McChesney

Contact Information

3001 Lincoln Hall, MC-456
702 S Wright Street
Urbana IL 61801
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Research Interests

  • Political economy of communication; 20th century media history; international communication; media and communication policy; media and social change.

Research Description

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  • Ph.D., University of Washington

Selected Publications


Digital Disconnect: How Capitalism is Turning the Internet Against Democracy New York The New Press 2013.
Nichols, John, and Robert W McChesney Dollarocracy: How the Money-and-Media-Election Complex is Destroying America New York Nation Books 2013.
Foster, John Bellamy, and Robert W McChesney The Endless Crisis: How Monopoly-Finance Capital Produces Stagnation and Upheaval from the USA to China New York Monthly Review Press 2012.
McChesney, Robert W, and John Nichols The Death and Life of American Journalism: The Media Revolution that Will Begin the World Again New York Nation Books 2010.
The Political Economy of Media: Enduring Issues, Emerging Dilemmas New York Monthly Review Press 2008.
Communication Revolution: Critical Junctures and the Future of Media New York The New Press 2007.

In The News

  • Professor Robert McChesney has published numerous books on the relationship between media and politics, and how those relationships influence public discourse in democratic societies. His recent work has examined how media technology changes the political and economic landscape.