I don’t really believe in reality, if I’m honest. I think our sense of the so called real and familiar world is so mediated and constructed, so dependent on our personal position and experience, so shaped by the agendas of those in power and by our own desperate need to make sense of the chaos through the imposition of narrative that really all we can meaningfully talk about is layers of fictions, or interrelated spheres of conflicting and complimentary imaginaries.
In order to move forward, we need old and new monopolies to leave behind their economic interests and focus their attention on their shared mission. Additionally, we need to open the debate to the unheard voices in the sector: national news agencies, independent journalists, smaller publishers and audiences
Journalism is going through a period of disruption, depletion and assault. At a time when democratic politics needs the information, deliberation and accountability that journalism can facilitate, the practice itself is under various threats. What research can contribute to rebuilding journalism and its political role?
Polis is hosting a research workshop on new research directions with:
Prof Pablo Boczkowski (Northwestern University)
Prof Jane Singer […]
These are my rough speaking notes for a panel discussion hosted by Demos.
I think that AI and machine learning is a big deal for journalism and news information. Possibly as important as the other developments we have seen in the last 20 years such as online platforms, digital tools and social media. My 2008 book on how journalism was being […]