The effect of fake news is mitigated by the users’ growing immunity and by the growing noise that diminishes fake news’ impact. Polarization has no restrictions, only stimuli, both on social media and in the news media. DHS Standing Up Disinformation Governance Board might hit the wrong target.
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Media scholar Andrey Mir, author of “Postjournalism and the death of newspapers”, talks about the social media-driven polarisation in society and explains why our future money may consist of attention, time, engagement, contribution and participation. Published in New Money Review… Read More ›
The full title of Postjournalism and the Death of Newspapers. The Media after Trump: Manufacturing Anger and Polarization by Andrey Mir says it all: the delivery of news on Twitter and social media to an increasing majority of people has… Read More ›
Postjournalism passes off the opinion as the fact, the connotation as the denotation, the attitude as the referent. To put it simply, in postjournalism, reporting is commenting. A chapter from “Postjournalism and the death of newspapers” (2020). Subjective modality in… Read More ›
On the podcast this week, Postjournalism and the Death of Newspapers: The Media After Trump by Andrey Mir. Next time: Whiteshift: Populism, Immigration, and the Future of White Majorities by Eric Kaufmann and Big White Ghetto: Dead Broke, Stone-Cold Stupid,… Read More ›
Advertising dominated the business of the news media, providing 70% of revenue and more. Ad revenue was so plentiful that it made media organizations the largest and richest corporations of the late capitalist period, on par with banks or oil… Read More ›
The New York Times: from “We are not American Idol” to “We are not resistance” (which is gone, too).
The news validation within a certain value system is the only remaining function of news business that might have relative use-value for readers. The need for the business to survive forces the media to shift its operational emphasis from news… Read More ›
According to assumed standards of journalism, news is disseminated because of its significance. But, in fact, news becomes significant because of its dissemination. A chapter from “Postjournalism and the death of newspapers” (2020). Contemporary news media and news critics have… Read More ›
Martin Gurri’s “The Revolt of the Public and the Crisis of Authority in the New Millennium” (2014 – 1st edition) has just been updated into the Trumpian Age. In my opinion, this is a must-read book for all who explore… Read More ›