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News in the digital age – Natalie Fenton

In ‘News in the Digital Age’ Natalie Fenton explores, in-depth, the weight of two opposing arguments around the impact of new media on democracy and citizenship. 481 more words


Behind the rhetoric - female politicans are still searching for an equal voice

Our class readings inspired me to analyze the role of female politicians through a rhetorical lens. Interestingly, Sutherland and Sutcliffe (1999) found that the rhetorical tradition developed into a much narrower meaning throughout the centuries, one which “confined it to the public discourse of men of the ruling class.” (p. 700 more words

Rethinking journalism: the structural transformation of a public good – Marcel Broersma and Chris Peters

Before the rapid development of technology and the boom of online platforms for information dissemination, journalism had a monopoly on the delivery of news to publics; successfully delivering ‘ navigate daily life, a rich source of knowledge to climb the social ladder, and an invaluable asset to breed an informed citizenry that fuelled democracy’ (Broersma and Peters, 2012). 486 more words


Tactical Response II

Homeless Projection: Place des Arts, 2014

October 8 – November 23, 2014

Co-produced by the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal,
the Quartier des Spectacles and the Phi Centre, 1,542 more words

Shifting Connections

Twitter: Public Sphere or Public Square

It’s something of coincidence that the week I began to hate Twitter was the week I was immersed in Critical Theory and more specifically, the work of the German philosopher Jürgen Habermas. 645 more words

Review of Public Space, Media Space

Here’s my review of Chris Berry, Janet Harbord and Rachel Moore’s edited collection, Public Space, Media Space, published in New Media & Society in November 2014. 1,132 more words

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