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 ›
Post Truth Fake News
By the end of the 20th century, the business model of the media took its last and most optimal form: the media sold news downwards whilst simultaneously selling the audience upwards, to advertisers, creating a “supportive selling environment” (Herman) or… Read More ›
The New York Times: from “We are not American Idol” to “We are not resistance” (which is gone, too).
The real symbol of the Trump bump is the New York Times. The Gray Lady made unprecedented progress during the first year of Trump’s presidency. At the beginning of the campaign, the New York Times had slightly over 1 million… 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 ›
‘Trump Bump’ and ‘Trump Filter Bubble’: How the Media’s Obsession with Trump May Encourage the Russian Propaganda Machine
News coverage of Trump has not only been important for democracy, it has also been highly profitable for the media. This has trapped both the media and the audience in a Trump filter bubble that has had a greater impact… Read More ›