Your Call: The political economy of mass media and journalism

Nov 25, 2016

On the November 25th edition of  Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll have a conversation with media scholar Robert McChesney about the political economy of the mass media and journalism in the US.

We will also talk about today’s fractured and segmented media systems, and the role of media in the age of Donald Trump. Email your questions and comments to feedback@yourcallradio and join the conversation live at 10am with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:

Robert McChesney, professor of communication at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and co-author of  People Get Ready: The Fight Against a Jobless Economy and a Citizenless Democracy

Web Resources:

Democracy Now!:  Robert McChesney: Mainstream Corporate Media Covering 2016 Election Through Eyes of Clinton Campaign

The Guardian:  Accomplices or antagonists: how the media handled the Trump phenomenon

CPJ: CPJ chairman says Trump is threat to press freedom

New York Review of Books: Autocracy: Rules for Survival