Media and Social Justice by S. Jansen, J. Pooley, L. Taub-Pervizpour

By S. Jansen, J. Pooley, L. Taub-Pervizpour

This booklet is an anthology of labor via severe media students, media makers, and activists who're devoted to advancing social justice. themes addressed contain yet will not be constrained to foreign media activist initiatives equivalent to the best to communique circulation and its corollaries; the significance of listening and enacting regulations that enhance democratic media; neighborhood and native media justice initiatives; explorations of the demanding situations the period of participatory media pose to public media; early life and minority media initiatives and activism; moral dilemmas posed by way of makes an attempt to democratize entry to media instruments; the continuing marginalization of feminist views in overseas coverage venues; software program freedom and highbrow estate rights; video activism in either old and modern contexts; net thoughts for protecting dissenting voices; and 5 debts via admired scholar/activists in their lifelong struggles for media justice.

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Media and Social Justice

This ebook is an anthology of labor through severe media students, media makers, and activists who're dedicated to advancing social justice. themes addressed comprise yet aren't constrained to overseas media activist initiatives comparable to the fitting to verbal exchange flow and its corollaries; the significance of listening and enacting rules that improve democratic media; nearby and native media justice tasks; explorations of the demanding situations the period of participatory media pose to public media; formative years and minority media tasks and activism; moral dilemmas posed by means of makes an attempt to democratize entry to media instruments; the ongoing marginalization of feminist views in foreign coverage venues; software program freedom and highbrow estate rights; video activism in either old and modern contexts; net suggestions for protecting dissenting voices; and 5 money owed through fashionable scholar/activists in their lifelong struggles for media justice.

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Andrew Calabrese and Jean-Claude Burgelman (Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 1999), 137–55. 35. Sue Curry Jansen, “International Public Relations: Neo-liberal Fixer and Diplomat without Portfolio,” in Propaganda and Public Persuasion in Liberal Democracies: Political Economy and Culture, ed. Gerald Sussman (New York: Peter Lang, forthcoming). 36. Elizabeth Fones-Wolf, Waves of Opposition: Labor and the Struggle for Democratic Radio (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2006). 37. George Gerbner, communication with the author.

For those of us who have been actively engaged in developing alternative news networks, in setting up people’s communication movements, or in pleading for people’s right to communicate, the perplexing challenge remains: How to realize media structures and contents that mobilize people to resist global injustice? How to overcome the prevailing (near perfect) match between mainstream channels of information and entertainment and the “Disneyfication” of sociopolitical and cultural life? Unfortunately, such questions have not been a top priority for the global media and communication research community, as assembled in such organizations as the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) and the International Communication Association (ICA).

What do you think about the space of the university today as a site for the struggles to broaden people’s right to communicate? What do you think about higher education as a site for this kind of media and social justice work? It’s incredibly important. There are so many different disciplines and programs that are deeply forward thinking and progressive. I think of visual arts, certainly communication, and history, which all have abiding concerns with social justice. But there is also so much that has changed within higher education just in the last 15 years that it is hard to predict where things are going.

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