Featuring Robert W. McChesney and John Nichols, authors of Dollarocracy: The Money and Media Election Complex That is Destroying America.
Robert McChesney is a professor at the University of Illinois who focuses on the history and political economy of communication. He is also the author of Digital Disconnect: How Capitalism is Turning the Internet Against Democracy and the coauthor, with John Foster, of The Endless Crisis: How Monopoly-Finance Capital Produces Stagnation and Upheaval from the USA to China.
John Nichols is the Washington correspondent for The Nation and a frequent radio and tv commentator on politics and media issues. His books include The Genius of Impeachment and the best-selling biography of Vice President Dick Cheney, Dick: The Man Who is President.
In addition to Dollarocracy, McChesney and Nichols have written four other books together and co-founded the Free Press, a national network dedicated to media reform.
This event is cosponsored by the School of Journalism and Communication.