The Global Media System
The wave of media mergers and takeovers has created a global system of near awesome dimensions. What many people see, hear and read is produced and controlled by a handful of private multinational corporations. Critics, such as Robert McChesney, contend that monopoly control of media threatens the communication needs of democratic societies.
Recorded at the University of Wisconsin.
Robert McChesney teaches at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is the author of many books including Digital Disconnect. He is co-author with John Nichols of Dollarocracy. He is the co-founder of Free Press, a national media reform organization. The Utne Reader listed him among its “50 visionaries who are changing the world.”