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Robert W. McChesney

Born: c. 1955
Birthplace: Cleveland, OH

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Author, Radio Personality
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Rich Media, Poor Democracy

Host of the Media Matters radio program.

Wife: Inger Lisbeth Stole (professor of communication, UIUC)

    University: BA Economics and History, Evergreen State College (1977)
    University: MA Communications, University of Washington (1986)
    University: PhD Communications, University of Washington (1989)
    Professor: Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Wisconsin at Madison (1988-98)
    Professor: Communication, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1999-)

    In These Times Board of Directors
    Monthly Review Co-Editor
    The Progressive Editorial Board
    Institute for Public Accuracy Board of Directors (1997-)
    Illinois Initiative on Global Information and Communication Policy Co-Founder (2002)
    John Edwards for President
    Nader 2000
    Progressive Patriots Fund

    Orwell Rolls in His Grave (23-Oct-2003)

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Author of books:
Telecommunications, Mass Media, and Democracy: The Battle for the Control of U.S. Broadcasting, 1928-1935 (1993)
Corporate Media and the Threat to Democracy (1997)
The Global Media: The New Missionaries of Corporate Capitalism (1997, with Edward S. Herman)
Rich Media, Poor Democracy: Communication Politics in Dubious Times (1999)
It's The Media, Stupid! (2000, with John Nichols)
Our Media, Not Theirs: The Democratic Struggle Against Corporate Media (2002, with John Nichols)
The Big Picture: Understanding Media Through Political Economy (2003, with John Bellamy Foster)
The Problem of the Media: U.S. Communication Politics in the 21st Century (2004)
Communication Revolution: Critical Junctures and the Future of Media (2007)
The Political Economy of Media: Enduring Issues, Emerging Dilemmas (2008)

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