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Hacking into the Public Sphere


Triple J’s half-hour and current affairs news show. From 5:30pm every weekday you can be sure to listen to trendy topics being debated with voices from far and wide. 382 more words



“It’s probably my ovaries making me do it, Steve” – Van Badham on QandA 2016

QandA is an excellent example of a mediated public sphere…

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When “Funny” Was Never Funny in the First Place

Sam Pepper.

If you were on YouTube or were part of the YouTube community at any point in the past 4 years, that name will be very familiar; and for all the wrong reasons. 493 more words


The 21st Century Public Sphere

Where is the 21st-century coffee shop discourse occurring?

In the 20th century, German Intellectual Jürgen Habermas likened the public sphere to a European Coffee House, a place where the bourgeoisie and working classes could gather to engage in discourse about the current social issues and needs of society (Habermas 1962) 661 more words

#BCM110: The Media Theory Toolbox and the Public Sphere

What do Big Brother and Q and A have in common?

Both are examples of a ‘Mediated Public Sphere’, which McKee (2004) defines as: ‘a metaphor for thinking about how individuals come together to exchange idea, information and feelings about what matters to them in a liberal society’. 125 more words


Spectacular Dispatches

“In societies where modern conditions of production prevail, life is presented as an immense accumulation of spectacles. Everything that was directly lived has receded into a representation.” 317 more words


Public Privacy

We have been worn thin by publicity, especially in the internet era. Private life, as it was once known and protected, has ceased to exist, except for those who protect it defiantly. 1,060 more words