TV, internet and other media

TV, internet and other media

 

Monday, 25 April 2022 09:19

Same old same old: Downton Abbey and the reactionary construction of exclusive Englishness

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Stuart Cartland argues that Downton Abbey is a conservative ideological vehicle that is far more than just a harmless, jolly romp With the upcoming release of the new Downton Abbey movie in cinemas it’s time to look a little more closely at what this movie might actually represent – a…
Cancel Enid Blyton! The familiar, tired tropes of GB News and anti-Woke media
Friday, 18 June 2021 12:11

Cancel Enid Blyton! The familiar, tired tropes of GB News and anti-Woke media

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Stuart Cartland on Conservative populism and anti-Woke TV: how the launch of GB News represents updated versions of familiar, tired tropes. GB News represents an updated version or equivalent to the familiar and well-worn tropes of anti-political correctness of previous years. The political right dominates British media outlets and the…
Broadcasting and Beyond: proposals for progressive media
K2_PUBLISHED_ON 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…
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…
The Deadly Facade Of 'Democracy'
Wednesday, 19 February 2020 12:06

The Deadly Facade Of 'Democracy'

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 David Cromwell analyses the way that autocratic, runaway capitalism has corrupted the mainstream media, and why there will not, and cannot, be major changes in society without genuine public ownership and control of the media. Image: Democracy Devoured, by kennardphillips If you were mad enough to judge the state of…
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