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Meet the Author: Dollarocracy & Digital Disconnect

Bob McChesney & John Nichols
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - 12:00pm
90 Snell Library
author talk
Author Talks


Meet the Author: Bob McChesney & John Nichols


Dollarocracy: How the Money and Media Election Complex is Destroying America

In Dollarocracy, authors Bob McChesney and John Nichols reveal how big spending in recent elections has come to delude the democratic system. This, paired with the declining power of the news media, has made for an easy structure of manipulation in America. With reports and research on “the money power,” McChesney and Nichols make their case against this new corruptive system.


Digital Disconnect: How Capitalism is Turning the Internet Against Democracy

Digital Disconnect examines the relationship between economic power and the digital world. Capitalism’s colonization of the Internet has had unforeseen effects on the integrity of journalism and privacy rights. Authors Bob McChesney and John Nichols provide the tools and urge readers to reclaim the digital revolution while it is still possible.


Robert McChesney is a professor in the department of Communications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has written and edited more than 15 books.

John Nichols is a political journalist for The Nation magazine and the associate editor of the Capital Times.

McChesney and Nichols are the founders of Free Press, a national media reform organization. They have written multiple books together, mostly focusing on the interaction of politics and media.


This event is free and open to the public, refreshments will be served. Please contact Tom Urell at T.urell [at] with questions.