McChesney is a professor of communication at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, host of the weekly talk show, Media Matters, on WILL-AM radio, and cofounder of the media reform organization Free Press.
McChesney has written or edited seventeen books on media and politics. He has also written more than 150 journal articles and book chapters and another 200 newspaper pieces, magazine articles and book reviews. His work has been translated into twenty-one languages. He has been the subject of more than 70 published profiles and interviews. In 2001 Adbusters Magazine named him one of the “Nine Pioneers of Mental Environmentalism.” Utne Reader in 2008 listed him as one of their "50 visionaries who are changing the world."
The Money & Media Election Complex, John Nichols and Robert McChesney, 2010
How to Save Journalism, Robert McChesney and John Nichols, The Nation, 2010
Bush's War on the Press, Robert McChesney and John Nichols, The Nation, 2005
Rich Media, Poor Democracy, Robert McChesney, Salon, 1999
Video: The Problem of Media