Week 2 (Sept 2)

Democracy and the Political Economy of Media

For today:

  • Read – Robert McChesney, “Rich Media, Poor Democracy: Communication Politics in Dubious Times,” in The Political Economy of Media (Monthly Review Press, 2008), pp. 425-443.
  • In class – Screening of Robert McChesney and John Nichols on ‘The Death and Life of American Journalism,’ Democracy Now! 2010.
  • KEYWORDS – Political Economy, Corporation, Conglomeration, Oligopoly, Free Market, Democracy

For further reading and research:

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