Robert W. McChesney

Professor of Communication
Center for Global Studies

  • Address: 3001 Lincoln Hall 702 S Wright M/C 456 Urbana, IL 61801
  • Telephone: (608)669-5215

Specializations / Research Interest(s)

  • 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



  • 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 B., 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.