It's the Media, Stupid
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  • January 1998

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It's the Media, Stupid

Robert W. McChesney and John Nichols

Updated and expanded under the title Our Media, Not Theirs.


"John Nichols and Bob McChesney are right to argue that for our democracy to be renewed, issues of media ownership, monopoly and diversity must be on the agenda. Media cannot merely reflect the narrow corporate interests of a handful of powerful media moguls. For democracy to function, media must reflect the diversity of views, viewers and values of the whole of society." —Hon. Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Jr.

About Robert W. McChesney and John Nichols

ROBERT W. MCCHESNEY is a Gutgsell Endowed Research Professor in the Institute of Communications Research and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. McChesney has written or edited several books, including the award-winning Telecommunications, Mass Media, and Democracy: The Battle for the Control of U.S. Broadcasting, 1928-1935 (Oxford University Press, 1993), Corporate Media and the Threat to Democracy (Seven Stories Press, 1997), the multiple award-winning Rich Media, Poor Democracy: Communication Politics in Dubious Times (University of Illinois Press, 1999; paperback version with new preface: New Press, 2000), and, with John Nichols, It's the Media, Stupid! (Seven Stories Press, 1998) and Our Media, Not Theirs: The Democratic Struggle Against Corporate Media (Seven Stories Press, 2002). McChesney is the co-founder of Free Press, a national media reform organization. McChesney also hosts the "Media Matters" weekly radio program every Sunday afternoon on WILL-AM radio.

JOHN NICHOLS is Washington correspondent for the Nation Magazine and associate editor of The Capital Times in Madison, WI.  He is the author of Jews for Buchanan: Did You Hear the One About the Theft of the American Presidency (The New Press).  He is a recipient of the Clarion Award for newspaper column writing and Inland Press Association honors for best editorial writing on an American newspaper.

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