The Political Economy of Media : Enduring Issues, Emerging Dilemmas - More than any other work, The Political Economy of Media demonstrates the incompatibility of the corporate media system with a viable democratic public sphere, and the corrupt policymaking process that brings the system into existence. Among the most acclaimed communication scholars in the world, Robert W. McChesney has brought together all the major themes of his two decades of research. Rich in detail, evidence, and thoughtful arguments, The Political Economy of Media provides a comprehensive critique of the degradation of journalism, the hyper-commercialization of culture, the Internet, and the emergence of the contemporary media reform movement. The Political Economy of Media is mandatory reading for anyone wishing to understand and change media, and the political economy, in the world today.
ROBERT W. McCHESNEY is a professor in the Institute of Communications Research at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is the author of The Problem of the Media: U.S. Communication Politics in the Twenty-First Century (Monthly Review Press), Rich Media, Poor Democracy: Communication Politics in Dubious Times, Corporate Media and the Threat to Democracy, and Telecommunications, Mass Media, and Democracy: The Battle for the Control of U.S. Broadcasting.show more