TV, internet and other media

TV, internet and other media

 

Broadcasting and Beyond: proposals for progressive media
Tuesday, 04 August 2020 15:56

Broadcasting and Beyond: proposals for progressive media

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Rod Stoneman outlines proposals for developing new, more radical and progressive media You cannot carry out fundamental change without a certain amount of madness. It comes from non- conformity – the courage to invent the future. - Thomas Sankara. Recently sketching an account of my experiences working in Channel 4…
A Strange Bird: Comcast and Universal's Peacock streaming service
Monday, 27 July 2020 09:59

A Strange Bird: Comcast and Universal's Peacock streaming service

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Dennis Broe continues his review of series TV with a sceptical look at Comcast and Universal's Peacock, the latest streaming service from the world of capitalist media conglomerates Do we need yet another television network/movie studio/cable station conglomerate turned into a streaming service whose main contribution is to put its…
Take away their power: climate breakdown and the corporate media
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Tuesday, 23 June 2020 09:37

Take away their power: climate breakdown and the corporate media

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David Cromwell outlines the way the media is beholden to corporate capitalism, and calls for a radical democratisation of ownership and control of the broadcast and print media In his classic science fiction novel, 'Foundation', Isaac Asimov posited a future in which 'psychohistorians' could predict outcomes based on past history…
The global drug pandemic, police supremacism and the corruption of film-makers
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Monday, 22 June 2020 10:10

The global drug pandemic, police supremacism and the corruption of film-makers

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Dennis Broe focuses on the global drug pandemic, dealt with in different ways in three new series Three new series deal variously with the drug pandemic, that byproduct of the despair that has grown in the wake of neoliberal capitalism. As opportunities shrink because of a global upward redistribution of…
Covid-19 and the ownership and control of the media
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Monday, 22 June 2020 08:53

Covid-19 and the ownership and control of the media

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Natalie Fenton points to the need for less concentrated ownership and more democratic control of the media, in the wake of the Covid-ap pandemic. The media are vital purveyors of information and interrogators of power in a pandemic where a government’s decisions translate directly into lives lost or saved. In…
Rebels in Snowpiercer
Monday, 01 June 2020 07:13

Serial TV and the indignities of class: Snowpiercer, Normal People and Little Fires Everywhere

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Dennis Broe looks at how our class-divided society is represented in three current series being streamed on TV One of the effects of the coronavirus crisis is the accentuation of already exacerbated class differences. Yes, middle-class digital workers cheered largely working-class first responders from their windows, but that did not…
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