This introduction is a good starting point for those seeking a more international perspective, as it compares media institutions and political experiences in countries throughout the world. There is also a helpful section on research methods in political communication.
Bringing together all the major themes of his two decades of research, McChesney argues that the existing corporate media system, propped up by corrupt policymaking, is incompatible with a viable democratic public sphere.
This collection of thirty-six essays explores the influence of both traditional and “new” media on political perceptions and opinions, on elections, on participants within and outside the political power structure, and on policymaking. It also examines public and private efforts to control and shape media offerings.
This collection of essays on the effects of North American media concentration is organized into three sections: the first examines the shifting policy, technological, and economic environment and its effects on news production; the second offers case studies of current policy conditions in various media; and the third describes examples of resistance to corporate news media.