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Nichols, John 1959-

Overview
Works: 45 works in 125 publications in 2 languages and 9,757 library holdings
Genres: Internet videos  Educational films  History  Documentary films  Biography  Nonfiction films  Sources  Interviews  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Author of introduction
Classifications: PN1997, 071.3
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Most widely held works about John Nichols
 
Most widely held works by John Nichols
The death and life of American journalism : the media revolution that will begin the world again by Robert Waterman McChesney( Book )

18 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daily newspapers are closing across America. Washington bureaus are shuttering; whole areas of the federal government are now operating with no press coverage. International bureaus are going, going, gone. Journalism, the counterbalance to corporate and political power, the lifeblood of American democracy, is not just threatened. It is in meltdown. In The Death and Life of American Journalism, Robert W. McChesney, an academic, and John Nichols, a journalist, who together founded the nation's leading media reform network, Free Press, investigate the crisis. They propose a bold strategy for saving journalism that looks back to how the Founding Fathers ensured free press protection with the First Amendment and provided subsidies to the burgeoning print press of the young nation.-publisher description
Tragedy and farce : how the American media sell wars, spin elections, and destroy democracy by John Nichols( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book, John Nichols and Robert W. McChesney, two of the country's leading media analysts and founders of the national media reform group Free Press, dissect the abysmal coverage of the Iraq War and the 2004 presidential election, showing how these media failures expose the decline in resources and standards for political journalism, the organized campaign by the political right to control the news cycle, and the ascendancy of infotainment. Tragedy and Farce helps us to navigate among swift boats and Humvees, from the machinations of the Sinclair Broadcasting Group to the dismissals of the Downing Street memo. Ultimately, Nichols and McChesney argue that the media crisis is not due to incompetent or corrupt journalists but to corrupt policy making that has allowed the media to become the private domain of billionaire investors and massive corporations. In our highly concentrated media system it has become commercially and politically irrational to do the kind of journalism a self-governing society requires."--Jacket
The S word : a short history of an American tradition... socialism by John Nichols( Book )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work is a short, sharp, irreverent rejoinder to right-wing red-baiting. A few months before the 2010 midterms, Newt Gingrich described the socialist infiltration of American government and media as "even more disturbing than the threats from foreign terrorists." The author offers an unapologetic retort to the return of red-baiting in American political life, arguing that socialism has a long, proud, American history. Tom Paine was enamored of early socialists, Horace Greeley employed Karl Marx as a correspondent, and Helen Keller was an avowed socialist. This book gives Americans back a crucial aspect of their past and makes a forthright case for socialist ideas today. -- Publisher's description
Dollarocracy : how the money-and-media election complex is destroying America by John Nichols( Book )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fresh from the first $10 billion election campaign, two award-winning authors show how unbridled campaign spending defines our politics and, failing a dramatic intervention, signals the end of our democracy. Blending vivid reporting from the 2012 campaign trail and deep perspective from decades covering American and international media and politics, political journalist John Nichols and media critic Robert W. McChesney explain how US elections are becoming controlled, predictable enterprises that are managed by a new class of consultants who wield millions of dollars and define our politics as never before. As the money gets bigger--especially after the Citizens United ruling--and journalism, a core check and balance on the government, declines, American citizens are in danger of becoming less informed and more open to manipulation. With groundbreaking behind-the-scenes reporting and staggering new research on "the money power," "Dollarocracy" shows that this new power does not just endanger electoral politics; it is a challenge to the DNA of American democracy itself
Our media, not theirs : the democratic struggle against corporate media by Robert Waterman McChesney( Book )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our Media, Not Theirs! The Democratic Struggle Against Corporate Media examines how the current media system in the United States undermines democracy, and what we can do to change it. McChesney and Nichols begin by detailing how the media system has come to be dominated by a handful of transnational conglomerates that use their immense political and economic power to saturate the population with commercial messages. Further, the authors provide an analysis of the burgeoning media reform activities in the United States, and outline ways we can structurally change the media system through coalition work and movement-building: the tools we need in order to battle for a better media
Dick : the man who is president by John Nichols( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and French and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George W. Bush may hold the title of Commander-in-Chief, but real power is in the hands of Richard Bruce Cheney, a remarkably unexamined and--as this book reveals--extremist politician. Dick Cheney staffed the White House, sets energy policy, guided the nation into war with Iraq, and, working closely with Karl Rove, oversees the political infrastructure that allows corporate interests and the religious right to control lawmaking, regulation, and the selection of judges. Here is the first biography of the most powerful vice president in American history.--From publisher description
Koch brothers exposed( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From environmental pollution to their efforts to dismantle social security for working Americans, the Koch Brothers have launched a large network, attacking our American values. Join Senator Bernie Sanders, Van Jones and Katrina vanden Heuvel in this shocking and dramatic investigation of how the Billionaire Koch brothers have spent hundreds of millions of dollars on covert attacks that destroy American values and corrupt our government
Uprising : how Wisconsin renewed the politics of protest, from Madison to Wall Street by John Nichols( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the labor protest movement in 2011 over collective bargaining rights for public employees and teachers, emphasizing the media attention it received and its influence on the Occupy Wall Street movement
The genius of impeachment : the founders' cure for royalism by John Nichols( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This surprising and irreverent book by one of America's leading political reporters makes the case that impeachment is much more than a legal and congressional process & mdash;it is an essential instrument of America's democratic system. Articles of impeachment have been brought sixty-two times in American history. Thomas Jefferson himself forwarded the evidence for impeachment of the first federal official to be removed under the process & mdash;John Pickering in 1803. Impeachment is as American as apple pie. The founders designed impeachment as one of the checks against executive power. As John
Against the beast : a documentary history of American opposition to empire( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jews for Buchanan : did you hear the one about the theft of the American presidency? by John Nichols( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pay 2 play( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If our political system is like a game of Monopoly, how can outsiders have a voice when only money speaks? John Ennis documents comical corruption, follows political newcomers, and uncovers intrigue in this colorful journey that connects the dots of Big Money in our ever-challenging election process
It's the media, stupid by John Nichols( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It started in Wisconsin by Mari Jo Buhle( Book )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the spring of 2011, Wisconsinites took to the streets in what became the largest and liveliest labor demonstrations in modern American history. Protesters in the Middle East sent greetings - and pizzas - to the thousands occupying the Capitol building in Madison, and 150,000 demonstrators converged on the city. In a year that has seen a revival of protest in America, here is a riveting account of the first great wave of grassroots resistance to the corporate restructuring of the Great Recession. It Started in Wisconsin includes eyewitness reports by striking teachers, students, and others (such as Wisconsin-born musician Tom Morello), as well as essays explaining Wisconsin's progressive legacy by acclaimed historians. The book lays bare the national corporate campaign that crafted Wisconsin's anti-union legislation and similar laws across the country, and it conveys the infectious esprit de corps that pervaded the protests with original pictures and comics."--Page 4 of cover
Orwell rolls in his grave( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brings together an ex-"60-Minutes" producer, a United States congressman, as well as some of the country's leading intellectual voices on the media to examine the mix of business, politics and idealogy that is the modern mainstream media. From the very size of the media monopolies and how they got that way to who decides what gets on the air and what doesn't, this film moves through a troubling list of questions and news stories that go unanswered and unreported in the media. Does the corporate media reflect public opinion or create it?
Now with Bill Moyers John Esposito on the struggles of Islam by Bill D Moyers( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this program, media experts John Nichols and Robert McChesney join Bill Moyers to examine America's corporate media machine and the dire implications of closed-door deregulatory decisions."--Container
People get ready : the fight against a jobless economy and a citizenless democracy by Robert Waterman McChesney( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rise and rise of Richard B. Cheney : unlocking the mysteries of the most powerful vice president in American history by John Nichols( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saving American journalism( Visual )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program from NOW on PBS asks the question: "Is good journalism going extinct?" David Brancaccio interviews professor Robert McChesney and journalist John Nichols, authors of "The Life and Death of American Journalism: The Media Revolution that Will Begin the World Again." They discuss the fractured audiences, tight budgets, and massive lay offs of reporters that have downsized the fourth estate and harms the public good. The pair has a bold proposal to save noncommercial journalism with government subsidies. Should public journalism get the next government bailout?
Impeachment of a president( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A poll from the American Research Group reported that more than four in ten Americans favor impeachment hearings for President Bush and more than half favored impeachment for Vice President Cheney. Unhappiness about the war in Iraq isn't the only cause of unsettled feelings. Bill Moyers gets perspective on the role of impeachment in political life from Constitutional scholar Bruce Fein and John Nichols, author of The genius of impeachment
 
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The death and life of American journalism : the media revolution that will begin the world again
Alternative Names
John Nichols (journalist) Amerikaans journalist

Джон Николс

Languages
English (93)

French (1)

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Tragedy and farce : how the American media sell wars, spin elections, and destroy democracyThe S word : a short history of an American tradition... socialismOur media, not theirs : the democratic struggle against corporate mediaDick : the man who is presidentThe genius of impeachment : the founders' cure for royalismAgainst the beast : a documentary history of American opposition to empireJews for Buchanan : did you hear the one about the theft of the American presidency?It's the media, stupidThe rise and rise of Richard B. Cheney : unlocking the mysteries of the most powerful vice president in American history