May 8, 2015 – Media and Progressive Politics

My guest on this program is Robert McChesney, Gutgsell Endowed Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Illinois. He specializes in the history and political economy of communication, and the role media play in democratic and capitalist societies. He co-founded Free Press, a national media reform organization. Author of numerous books, we’ll be talking today about his most recent, Blowing the Roof off the 21st Century: Media, Politics, and the Struggle for Post-Capitalist Democracy.

Other Books:
Digital Disconnect: How Capitalism is Turning the Internet Against Democracy
Dollarocracy: How the Money-and-Media-Election Complex is Destroying America
The Endless Crisis: How Monopoly-Finance Capital Produces Stagnation and Upheaval from the USA to China
The Death and Life of American Journalism: The Media Revolution that Will Begin the World Again
The Political Economy of Media: Enduring Issues, Emerging Dilemmas
Communication Revolution: Critical Junctures and the Future of Media