Talking about news, is not as easy as we thought it was. Apparently.
Because there is such thing as money in the media world, even news organisation, no matter how big and reliable they are, need to make money. 872 more words
Michael Eamon, Imprinting Britain: Newspapers, Sociability, and the Shaping of British North America (Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2015).
“Were I to name the most striking peculiarity of our neighbours in the United States, I would say that they are set apart from the rest of mankind by a certain… 1,106 more words
There are many claims by scholars that printing and capitalism created the public sphere and that the public sphere enabled democracy. I don’t think that wrong, but they didn’t spring full blown from Pallas Athena’s brow either, they came from somewhere. 812 more words
Political parties increasingly prioritise the instrumental goal of winning votes over maintaining a coherent set of principles and policies. Nicky Hager’s ‘hollow men’ analysis suggests political leaders are increasingly selected for their ‘fit’ with political image-management strategies rather than for their ability and political integrity. 66 more words
Bryan Semaan, Scott P. Robertson, Sara Douglas and Misa Maruyama. 2014. Social Media Supporting Political Deliberation Across Multiple Public Spheres: Towards Depolarization. Proceedings of the 17th ACM conference on Computer supported cooperative work & social computing . 1,306 more words
This brief rapid response article considers the French media framing of the Charlie Hebdo attack in terms of ‘Republican values’ such as free speech, and critiques the post-political and moralistic reduction of debate to ‘right and wrong’ arguments, as well as the fetishisation of the right to offend and the depoliticisation of the right to be offended. 14 more words