Media Matters

WILL - Media Matters - November 25, 2007

Lance Bennett, Professor at University of Washington

Lance Bennett, Professor at University of Washington

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(Duration: 58:42)

This week our guest is Lance Bennett. Bennett is a Professor of Communication at the University of Washington. He is also founder and director of the Center for Communication and Civic Engagement. The Center is dedicated to understanding how communication processes and technologies can enhance citizen engagement with social life, politics, and global affairs.

Bennett is author or editor of ten books, including News: The Politics of Illusion, (Longman, 7th ed.). His most recent book is When the Press Fails: Political Power and the News Media from Iraq to Katrina (Chicago, with Regina Lawrence and Steven Livingston).


WILL - Media Matters - November 18, 2007

Naomi Klein, author of The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism

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(Duration: 58:35)

This week our guest is Naomi Klein. Klein is an award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist and author of the international bestseller No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies. Her latest book, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism, is an international bestseller and was published worldwide in September 2007.

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WILL - Media Matters - November 04, 2007

Rob Richie, executive director of FairVote

Rob Richie, executive director of FairVote

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(Duration: 58:24)

This week our guest is Rob Richie, executive director of FairVote, a non-profit organization acting to transform American elections to achieve equal access to participation, a full spectrum of meaningful choices and majority rule with fair representation and a voice for all. He is co-author of Every Vote Equal about establishing a national popular vote for president and Whose Votes Count, about proportional voting for American elections.