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Why Is ‘Mediatization’ Not Enough (For Understanding This ‘Mediated’ World)?

By Zheng Liu One of the buzzwords you could not miss if you were, like me, at the International Communication Association’s 2018 Conference held between 24-28 May in Prague was ‘mediatization’. Other equally popular words or terms included ‘datafication’, ‘algorithm’, ‘fake news’, ‘big data’ and, of course, ‘AI’. In this short essay, I want to […]

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Populism, People and the Media: Some Opening Reflections

By Gholam Khiabany, Des Freedman and Natalie Fenton Political life in the West has become increasingly volatile and polarised. Anger at elites, disillusion with established forms of representation and experience of economic uncertainty has led to a growth of support for populist parties. This resurgence of ‘populism’ – clearly articulated in the 2016 EU referendum […]

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Populism, People and the Media

Time: 9:00am – 6:00pm, Wednesday 30th May, 2018 Location: Goldsmiths, University of London Organisers: Natalie Fenton, Des Freedman, Gholam Khiabany, funded by The Sociological Review Foundation. Political life in the West has become increasingly volatile and polarised. Anger at elites, disillusion with established forms of representation and experience of economic uncertainty has led to a growth of […]

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