* In January 2002, McChesney and co-author John Nichols wrote in The Nation: “Just as there came a moment when policy-makers recognized the necessity of investing tax dollars to create a public education system to teach our children, so a moment has arrived at which we must recognize the need to invest tax dollars to create and maintain news-gathering, reporting and writing with the purpose of informing all our citizens.”
* Robert McChesney has written or edited 23 books:
2013. John Nichols & Robert W. McChesney, Dollarocracy: How the Money-and-Media-Election Complex is Destroying America. New York: Nation Books.
2013. The Elephant in the Digital Room: How Capitalism is Turning the Internet Against Democracy. New York: The New Press.
2012. John Bellamy Foster & Robert W. McChesney, The Endless Crisis: How Monopoly-Finance Capital Produces Stagnation and Upheaval from the USA to China. New York: Monthly Review Press
2011. Robert W. McChesney & John Nichols, The Death and Life of American Journalism: The Media Revolution that Will Begin the World Again. New York: Nation Books. Paperback edition, with two new original chapters.
2010. Robert W. McChesney and John Nichols. The Death and Life of American Journalism: The Media Revolution that Will Begin the World Again.Nation Books.
2008. The Political Economy of Media: Enduring Issues, Emerging Dilemmas.New York: Monthly Review Press.
2007. Communication Revolution: Critical Junctures and the Future of Media.New York: The New Press.
2005. John Nichols & Robert W. McChesney, Tragedy and Farce: How the American Media Sell Wars, Spin Elections, and Destroy Democracy. With illustrations by Tom Tomorrow and a foreword by Tim Robbins. New York: The New Press.
2005. Media, Class Struggle and Democracy. Athens, Greece: Monthly Review Press. (A collection of essays from Monthly Review and a new introduction; Translated and published in Greek.)
2004. The Problem of the Media: U.S. Communication Politics in the 21st Century. New York: Monthly Review Press.
2002. Robert W. McChesney & John Nichols, Our Media, Not Theirs: The Democratic Struggle Against Corporate Media. Introductions by Noam Chomsky, Ralph Nader, and Barbara Ehrenreich. New York: Seven Stories Press.
2000. Rich Media, Poor Democracy: Communication Politics in Dubious Times. Paperback edition, with a new preface by the author. New York: The New Press.
2000. John Nichols & Robert W. McChesney, It’s the Media, Stupid!, with forewords by Paul Wellstone, Barbara Ehrenreich, and Ralph Nader. New York: Seven Stories Press.
1999. Rich Media, Poor Democracy: Communication Politics in Dubious Times. Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press.
1997. Edward S. Herman & Robert W. McChesney, The Global Media: The New Missionaries of Corporate Capitalism. London and Washington: Cassell.
1997. Corporate Media and the Threat to Democracy. Open Media Series, No. 1. New York: Seven Stories Press.
1993. Telecommunications, Mass Media, and Democracy: The Battle for the Control of U.S. Broadcasting, 1928-1935. New York: Oxford University Press.
2011. Robert W. McChesney & Victor Pickard, editors, Will the Last Reporter Please Turn out the Lights: The Collapse of Journalism and What Can Be Done to Fix It. New York: The New Press
2005. Robert W. McChesney, Russell Newman and Ben Scott, editors. The Future of Media. New York: Seven Stories Press.
2004. John Bellamy Foster & Robert W. McChesney, editors. Pox Americana: Exposing the American Empire. New York: Monthly Review Press.
2004. Robert W. McChesney & Ben Scott, editors. Our Unfree Press: 100 Years of Radical Media Criticism. New York: The New Press.
1998. Robert W. McChesney, Ellen Meiksins Wood & John Bellamy Foster, editors. Capitalism and the Information Age: The Political Economy of the Global Communication Revolution. New York: Monthly Review Press.
1993. William Solomon & Robert W. McChesney, eds., Ruthless Criticism: New Perspectives in U.S. Communication History. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.