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This is What Happens When Journalism Dies: Trump, Fake News, and Neofascism: A Discussion with Robert McChesney

What are the implications of Donald Trump’s attack on the media for American democracy?

Can an already heavily monopolized and corporate-controlled media withstand Trump’s assault?
How are Trump’s attacks of a piece with neofascist policies of the past and present?
These are some of the issues Robert McChesney will address .

Bio: Robert McChesney – Gutgsell Endowed Professor, Department of Communication, UIUC; co-founder Free Press, a national media reform organization; host “Media Matters”, weekly radio program, WILL-AM radio, 2002-2012; author of numerous books and articles, including Digital Disconnect: How Capitalism is Turning the Internet Against Democracy (2013) and The Political Economy of Media: Enduring Issues, Emerging Dilemmas (2008). Robert will be speaking to us through live streaming.