Categories: 04 Education
,Methods & Process
,Misinformation & Propaganda
A New Vision for IR Schools in the Platformed World
Whole way in which information and society are organized has changed. From stovepipes to networks — growing power of audience and authentity. This is a threat to the whole Westphalian order of nations (i.e. top-down “because we say so” hierarchical authority). State-owned media now setting the new standard for message delivery while the Western media is collapsing for lack of viability of the advertising – print – broadcast models. Western media is spending too much time on minutia of single events and not enough time on framing, context, and meaning.
“It is time for schools to come down from the ivory tower…and start engaging with the public, doing news analysis, data dives, informing the public [in ways that] the media cannot. . . . This is an opportunity as well as a responsibility.”
YouTube (14:17) Below the Fold
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American Samizdat – Publication Forbidden in the US (I)
Eric ZUESSE | 21.07.2016 | Strategic Culture
The entire press that hires ‘reporters’ in America is involved in hiding instead of reporting the really important news, the news that implicates the news media themselves in a selective system-wide operation of news-suppression, alongside their selective system-wide operation of ‘news’-reporting: reported ‘news’ that’s stripped of the real news – stripped of the crucial facts that enable the public to understand public affairs.
American Samizdat – Publication Forbidden in the US (II)
Eric ZUESSE | 22.07.2016 | Strategic Culture
I think the reason why the essential truths are not reported to the public isn’t that journalists and their editors don’t know those facts but instead that the owners would fire and blackball any reporters and editors and producers who enabled the public to know those facts – it’s simply forbidden, though there’s no published rule forbidding it.
How technology disrupted the truth
It seemed that journalists were no longer required to believe their own stories to be true, nor, apparently, did they need to provide evidence. Instead it was up to the reader – who does not even know the identity of the source – to make up their own mind. But based on what? Gut instinct, intuition, mood? Does the truth matter any more?