Do you follow any Madison area bloggers? What other grassroots media exist here in our city? Check out this edition of A Public Affair to find out more!
How did the American media system become what it is today? Why do American media have so few public interest regulations compared with other democratic nations? Check out this edition of A Public Affair to find out more!
Bob McChesney, professor of communications at University Champaign-Urbana and media critic, is one of the co-creators of the media reform organization Free Press. Listen to this edition of A Public Affair to hear our interview with the renowned author!
Has there been a rampant increase in sexism towards women displayed in the media? For example, the Gamer Gate controversy or the Jian Ghomeshi case–or has it always been this way? Listen to this edition of A Public Affair to hear more!
Are you troubled by the ways in which the mainstream media have been framing the ongoing Ukraine crisis? Do you notice that the major press outlets have been working to shape public opinion in preparation for an increasing confrontation with Russia? Are you trying to get a better handle on what all the media surrounding the Ukraine crisis means, at least another angle? Interested in another perspective other than what you’re getting from “the News” — the stenographers of power”?
On Thursday February 21st, host Allen Ruff kicked off the Pledge Drive with an in-depth interview with author and professor Bob McChesney. They discussed McChesney’s recently published book, “Digital Disconnect: How Capitalism is Turning the Internet Against Democracy.”