Dollarocracy: How the Money and Media Election Complex is Destroying America

4:00pm Monday, April 7, 2014 The Commons
Robert McChesney, Professor of Communication, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Robert McChesney McChesney is Research Professor in the Institute of Communications Research and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In 2002 he co-founded, with Dan Schiller, the Illinois Initiative on Global Information and Communication Policy. McChesney also hosts the Media Matters weekly radio program every Sunday afternoon on WILL-AM radio.

McChesney's research interests include the political economy of communication; 20th century media history; international communication; media and communication policy; and media and social change. His most recent books include Digital Disconnect: How Capitalism is Turning the Internet Against Democracy New York: The New Press, 2013; Dollarocracy: How the Money-and-Media-Election Complex is Destroying America New York: Nation Books, 2013; and The Endless Crisis: How Monopoly-Finance Capital Produces Stagnation and Upheaval from the USA to China New York: Monthly Review Press, 2012.

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