Edward Schumacher-Matos – A New Vision for IR Schools in the Platformed World

Edward Schumacher-Matos

Edward Schumacher-Matos

A New Vision for IR Schools in the Platformed World

Key points:

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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Jul 24

Eagle: Blocking Media from Children…

300 Million Talons...

300 Million Talons…

Considering Media in the Light of Relationship and Attention

A Conversation with Mary Rothschild

Three bottom lines:

01 Digital world is a trap — everything is pre-programmed
02 First seven years are vital if a child is to grow up with a free open mind
03 Digital world has displaced parental attention.

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Jul 13

Pepe Escobar: Goodbye to All That – Why the UK Left the EU

Pepe Escobar

Pepe Escobar

Goodbye to All That: Why the UK Left the EU

Brexit proved that it’s immigration, stupid. And once again, it’s the economy, stupid (although the British neoliberal establishment never paid attention). But serious bets can be made the EU system in Brussels won’t learn anything from the shock therapy – and won’t reform itself.

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Jun 25