Bob McChesney & John Nichols in San Fran, Jan. 22, 7 pm

Media event in SF this Friday. Check it out! -mia


Dear friends, if you have never heard Bob McChesney and John Nichols dissect the American media and its many shortcomings, you are in for a real treat if you attend this event in San Francisco. More accessible than Chomsky, yet every bit as erudite and insightful, they have a new book out. Get it, roll up your sleeves and sign up to reshape the American media-scape. Here are the details, and see the event notice and more details below. Hope to see you there.

Friday, January 22, 2010, 7:00 PM

First Unitarian Universalist Church

1187 Franklin St. at Geary, San Francisco


*Progressive Perspectives*


*Robert McChesney & John Nichols*

discussing their new book

*The Death and Life of American Journalism:*

*The Media Revolution that Will Begin the World Again*

“Communities across America are suffering through a crisis that could leave a dramatically diminished version of democracy in its wake… Journalism is collapsing, and with it comes the most serious threat in our lifetimes to self-government and the rule of law in the United States… Unless we rethink alternatives and reforms, the media will continue to flail until journalism is all but extinguished.”

In “The Death and Life of American Journalism, McChesney and Nichols explore the history of the media meltdown and its poltical implications, reject the easy answers of blaming the Internet or imagining that markets will prvide the answers, and offer a bold, groundbreadking solution for saving American journalism.

Robert McChesney is author/editor of sixteen books on the media. He holds an endowed professorship in communications studies at the University of Illinois. John Nichols is Washington correspondent for The Nation and is one of America’s leading progressive political journalists. McChesney and Nichols are co-founders of Free Press, Americas leading media reform organization and organizer of the Nation Media Reform Conference.

Friday, January 22, 2010, 7:00 PM

First Unitarian Universalist Church

1187 Franklin St. at Geary, San Francisco


Media Alliance ~ Mother Jones ~ Wellstone Democratic Renewal Club

Community Media Center/Marin ~ Global Exchange ~ UU’s for Peace/SF

Donation: $15 – $20.

RSVP: or (415) 785-3650

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