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'''Robert W. McChesney''' is a professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He hosts a weekly program, Media Matters, on WILL-AM radio, the NPR affiliate in Urbana, Illinois.<ref name=board>[http://www.freepress.net/about_us/board Free Press website: Board of Directors] (accessed on June 19, 2010)</ref>
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=="Back to Basics"==
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Speakers at  the October 1998 [[Back to Basics]] Conference in [[Chicago]] included;
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Public Plenary Session, Sen. [[Paul Wellstone]], Rep. [[Bernie Sanders]], Rep. [[Cynthia McKinney]], [[Quentin Young]], [[Barbara Dudley]],  Master of Ceremonies: [[Jim Hightower]]
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16 Working Panels;
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*[[David Glenn]] on labor and politics
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*[[Steve Hart]] on spirituality
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*[[David Moberg]] on the international labor market
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*[[Francis Calpotura]] on community organizing
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*[[Joel Rogers]] on citizen action and social policy
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*[[Lisa McGowan]] on international finance
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*[[Katherine Sciacchitano]] on welfare reform
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*[[Robert McChesney]] on the media
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*[[Chris Lehmann]] on class in America
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*[[Dan Cantor]] on electoral strategies
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*[[Salim Muwakkil]] on African-American politics
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*[[Karen Dolan]] on the House Progressive Caucus<ref>Issue #1 1998 • Democratic Left • page 16</ref>
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*[[Barbara Epstein]] on feminism today
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*[[Micah Sifry]] on campaign finance reform
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*[[Sonya Huber]] on students and politics
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*[[Nelson Lichtenstein]] on the future of labor<ref> [Democratic Left  Issue 3 1998, page 22]</ref>
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==Free Press==
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McChesney co-founded [[Free Press]] and the [[Free Press Action Fund]] with [[Josh Silver]] in 2002. As at June 19 2010, McChesney served on the Board of Directors for the organization.<ref name=board/>
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[[Josh Silver]] is the executive director of [[Free Press]], a national, nonpartisan organization that he co-founded with [[Robert McChesney]] and [[John Nichols]] in 2002 to "engage citizens in media policy debates and create a more democratic and diverse media system". He has published extensively on media policy, campaign finance and other public policy issues.<ref>[http://www.inthesetimes.com/community/profile/38090/ [[In These Times]] profile, 2010]</ref>
  
 
==Socialist Scholars==
 
==Socialist Scholars==
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At the 2000 eighteenth annual [[Socialist Scholars Conference]] in New York, [[Monthly Review]] sponsored a well attended panel on culture and contemporary capitalism with [[Marshall Berman]] and [[Robert McChesney]]<ref>http://www.dsausa.org/dl/sum2k/09.html</ref>.
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==Media Democracy Legal Project==
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Advisors to the [[Media Democracy Legal Project]], circa 2006, included:<ref>[http://www.medialegalproject.org/about.shtml MDLP website, accessed Feb. 28. 2011]</ref>
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*[[Ben Bagdikian]],  Dean Emeritus, UC Berkeley School of Journalism
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*[[Liane Casten]], [[Chicago Media Watch]]
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*[[Dan Fiske]],  [[National Coalition of Concerned Legal Professionals]]
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*Dr. [[George Gerbner]], [[Cultural Environment Movement]]
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*[[Pam Kelly]], Former Director, [[Unitarian Universalists for a Just Economic Community]]
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*[[Paul Kurtz]],  [[Council of Secular Humanists]]
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*[[Joan Levin]], Chicago Attorney
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*[[Mark Lloyd]],  Director, [[People for Better TV]]
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*Dr. [[Robert McChesney]],  Univ. of Illinois
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*[[Ward Morehouse]], [[Program on Corporations, Law, and Democracy]]
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*[[John Nichols]], * Political Editor, [[The Nation]]
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*[[Jeff Perlstein]], * Executive, [[Media Alliance]]
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*Professor [[Peter Phillips]], [[Project Censored]]
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*[[Jo Seidita]] & [[Nick Seidita]], [[Alliance for Democracy]]
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*[[Norman Solomon]], [[FAIR]]
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*Dr.[[ Jerold Starr]],  Founder, [[Citizens for Independent Public Broadcasting]]
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==FightingBobFest speaker==
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Robert McChesney has been a guest speaker at Wisconsin's annual progressive [[Fighting Bob Fest]], in 2004, 2008, 2009.<ref>[http://www.fightingbobfest.org/speakers.cfm, FBF Speakers page, accessed Dec. 28, 2012]</ref>
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[[Category:Fighting Bob Fest]]
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==Colombia Support Network==
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As of 2009, the [[Colombia Support Network]] Advisory Board consisted of ;<ref>[http://colombiasupport.net/2009/colombian_army_csn_report_08_09.pdf, COLOMBIA SUPPORT NETWORK P.O. BOX 1505
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MADISON, WISCONSIN 53701, August 24, 2009, THE COLOMBIAN ARMY: TERRORISM, THIEVERY, BUNGLING AND
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MASSACRES]</ref>
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*Rev. [[Daniel Berrigan]],  S.J., Activist, Writer, Poet
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*[[Lawrence Birns|Larry Birns]], [[Council on Hemishperic Affairs]]
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*[[Blase Bonpane]],  [[Office of the Americas]]
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*Fr. [[Roy Bourgeois]],  [[School of the Americas Watch]]
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*[[Noam Chomsky]], Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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*[[Kristin Dawkins]], [[Institute for Agricultural and Trade Policies]]
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*Rev. [[John Dear]], S.J. Activist and Writer
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*[[Kathleen Falk]], Dane County Executive
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*[[Al Gedicks]], University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse
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*[[Daniel Gomez-Ibanez]], [[The Peace Council]]
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*Rev. [[Thomas Gumbleton]], Auxiliary Bishop of Detroit
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*[[Edward S. Herman]], Activist and Writer
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*[[Robert McChesney]], University of Illinois
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*[[Daniel Kovalik]], [[United Steele Workers]]
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*[[Mark Pocan]], Wisconsin Legislature
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*[[Mark Sherman]], Lawyer
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*[[Howard Zinn]], Activist and Writer<ref>[http://colombiasupport.net/2009/colombian_army_csn_report_08_09.pdf, CSN Advisory board]</ref>
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[[Category:Colombia Support Network]]
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==Monthly Review celebration==
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On September 17, 2009, U.S. socialist magazine [[Monthly Review]] celebrated its 60th anniversary at the New York Society for Ethical Culture in New York City. Five-hundred enthusiastic supporters gathered to hear remarks by [[Robert McChesney]], [[Grace Lee Boggs]], [[John Bellamy Foster]], [[Fred Magdoff]], Rev. [[Jeremiah Wright]], [[Michael Tigar]] and hear music by [[Toshi Reagon]]<ref>http://links.org.au/node/1314</ref>.
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==Izzy Award==
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The Izzy Award is named after maverick journalist (and Soviet spy) [[I. F. Stone]]. Presented annually for "special achievement in independent media," the Izzy Award goes to an independent outlet, journalist, or producer for "contributions to our culture, politics, or journalism created outside traditional corporate structures".
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The judges are communications professor and author [[Robert McChesney]]; [[Linda Jue]], director and executive editor at the [[G.W. Williams Center for Independent Journalism]]; and [[Jeff Cohen]], director of the [[Park Center for Independent Media]] at Ithaca College.
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The inaugural Izzy Award for 2009 was presented to blogger [[Glenn Greenwald]] and [[Democracy Now!]] host and executive producer [[Amy Goodman]].
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Roughly 800 people attended the award ceremony at Ithaca’s State Theatre – including Izzy Stone’s son [[Jeremy Stone]], who spoke briefly.<ref>[http://www.ithaca.edu/rhp/independentmedia/izzy/2008ceremony/, 2009 Izzy Award Ceremony, AMY GOODMAN and GLENN GREENWALD]</ref>
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==Supporting Wisconsin occupation==
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An event MEDIA & THE WISCONSIN LABOR STRUGGLE, was held Thursday, March 3, 2011, 7:00PM Orpheum Theatre, 216 State Street, Madison.
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Speakers were;<ref>[http://defendwisconsin.blogspot.com/ Defend wisconsin blog, MEDIA & THE WISCONSIN LABOR STRUGGLE]</ref>
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*[[Lisa Graves]], [[Center for Media and Democracy]]
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*[[Robert McChesney]], University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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*[[John Nichols]], [[The Nation]]
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*[[Matthew Rothschild]], [[The Progressive]]
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*[[Molly Stentz]], WORT-FM Community Radio
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*[[Norm Stockwell]], WORT-FM Community Radio
  
At the 2000 eighteenth annual [[Socialist Scholars Conference]] in New York, [[Monthly Review]] sponsored a well attended panel on culture and contemporary capitalism with [[Marshall Berman]] and [[Robert McChesney]] <ref>http://www.dsausa.org/dl/sum2k/09.html</ref>.
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==Publications==
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McChesney is the author or editor of 12 award-winning books, including:
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*''Telecommunications, Mass Media, and Democracy: The Battle for the Control of U.S. Broadcasting, 1928-1935''
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*''Corporate Media and the Threat to Democracy''
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*''The Global Media: The New Missionaries of Corporate Capitalism'' (with [[Edward S. Herman]])
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*''Our Media, Not Theirs'' (with [[John Nichols]])
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*''Rich Media, Poor Democracy: Communication Politics in Dubious Times''
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*''The Problem of the Media: U.S. Communication Politics in the Twenty-First Century''
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*''Tragedy & Farce: How the American Media Sell Wars, Spin Elections and Destroy Democracy'' (with [[John Nichols]])
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*''Communication Revolution: Critical Junctures and the Future of Media''
  
 
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Latest revision as of 09:31, 13 June 2013


Robert McChesney

Robert W. McChesney is a professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He hosts a weekly program, Media Matters, on WILL-AM radio, the NPR affiliate in Urbana, Illinois.[1]

"Back to Basics"

Untitledmckinnet.jpg

Speakers at the October 1998 Back to Basics Conference in Chicago included;

Public Plenary Session, Sen. Paul Wellstone, Rep. Bernie Sanders, Rep. Cynthia McKinney, Quentin Young, Barbara Dudley, Master of Ceremonies: Jim Hightower

16 Working Panels;

Free Press

McChesney co-founded Free Press and the Free Press Action Fund with Josh Silver in 2002. As at June 19 2010, McChesney served on the Board of Directors for the organization.[1]

Josh Silver is the executive director of Free Press, a national, nonpartisan organization that he co-founded with Robert McChesney and John Nichols in 2002 to "engage citizens in media policy debates and create a more democratic and diverse media system". He has published extensively on media policy, campaign finance and other public policy issues.[4]

Socialist Scholars

At the 2000 eighteenth annual Socialist Scholars Conference in New York, Monthly Review sponsored a well attended panel on culture and contemporary capitalism with Marshall Berman and Robert McChesney[5].

Media Democracy Legal Project

Advisors to the Media Democracy Legal Project, circa 2006, included:[6]

FightingBobFest speaker

Robert McChesney has been a guest speaker at Wisconsin's annual progressive Fighting Bob Fest, in 2004, 2008, 2009.[7]

Colombia Support Network

As of 2009, the Colombia Support Network Advisory Board consisted of ;[8]

Monthly Review celebration

On September 17, 2009, U.S. socialist magazine Monthly Review celebrated its 60th anniversary at the New York Society for Ethical Culture in New York City. Five-hundred enthusiastic supporters gathered to hear remarks by Robert McChesney, Grace Lee Boggs, John Bellamy Foster, Fred Magdoff, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Michael Tigar and hear music by Toshi Reagon[10].

Izzy Award

The Izzy Award is named after maverick journalist (and Soviet spy) I. F. Stone. Presented annually for "special achievement in independent media," the Izzy Award goes to an independent outlet, journalist, or producer for "contributions to our culture, politics, or journalism created outside traditional corporate structures".

The judges are communications professor and author Robert McChesney; Linda Jue, director and executive editor at the G.W. Williams Center for Independent Journalism; and Jeff Cohen, director of the Park Center for Independent Media at Ithaca College.

The inaugural Izzy Award for 2009 was presented to blogger Glenn Greenwald and Democracy Now! host and executive producer Amy Goodman.

Roughly 800 people attended the award ceremony at Ithaca’s State Theatre – including Izzy Stone’s son Jeremy Stone, who spoke briefly.[11]

Supporting Wisconsin occupation

An event MEDIA & THE WISCONSIN LABOR STRUGGLE, was held Thursday, March 3, 2011, 7:00PM Orpheum Theatre, 216 State Street, Madison.

Speakers were;[12]

Publications

McChesney is the author or editor of 12 award-winning books, including:

  • Telecommunications, Mass Media, and Democracy: The Battle for the Control of U.S. Broadcasting, 1928-1935
  • Corporate Media and the Threat to Democracy
  • The Global Media: The New Missionaries of Corporate Capitalism (with Edward S. Herman)
  • Our Media, Not Theirs (with John Nichols)
  • Rich Media, Poor Democracy: Communication Politics in Dubious Times
  • The Problem of the Media: U.S. Communication Politics in the Twenty-First Century
  • Tragedy & Farce: How the American Media Sell Wars, Spin Elections and Destroy Democracy (with John Nichols)
  • Communication Revolution: Critical Junctures and the Future of Media

References