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Rich Media, Poor Democracy

by who Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2000 at 5:25 PM

Robert McChesney's "Rich Media, Poor Democracy" (The New Press, 1999) destroys the assumption that a society drenched in commercial information "choices" is a democratic one.

Recent talk with McChesney available online (audio):





RICH MEDIA, POOR DEMOCRACY:


Communication Politics in Dubious Times






by Robert W. McChesney, Research Professor, Institute of Communications Research and Graduate

School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at

Urbana-Champaign.





Robert McChesney's "Rich Media, Poor Democracy" (The New Press, 1999)

destroys the assumption that a society drenched in commercial

information "choices" is a democratic one. McChesney maintains that

the major beneficiaries of the so-called Information Age are no more

than a handful of enormous corporations, and that this concentrated

corporate control is disastrous for any notion of participatory

democracy.





Listen to the talk:





http://web.mit.edu/tac/www/mcchesney.ram



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