November 2, 2020 •
Media and Politics, Recent •
by Stephan Russ-Mohl
Professor Stephan Russ-Mohl, questions whether Trump is likely to win and explores the attention economics, the spiral of silence, and fan culture in the US elections....
January 15, 2019 •
Media and Politics, Recent, Research •
by Felix Simon
Liberals like good journalism, conservatives propaganda: "Network Propaganda", a new book by three Harvard researchers describes how a far-right media system emerged in the United States – with dramatic consequences for US society and...
January 14, 2019 •
Comment, Media and Politics, Recent •
by Jan Rau and Felix Simon
Trump, Brexit, the AfD: Populists and reactionaries are on the rise. One secret of their success is the creation of counterpublics on the Internet. But how exactly do these forces use digital media to their advantage? And is the Internet...
August 16, 2018 •
Comment, Media and Politics, Press Freedom •
by Rasmus Kleis Nielsen
Free media are not “the enemy of the people” – and that is precisely why they are under attack from powerful politicians all over the world. To fight back, the media must confront their attackers – and gain and retain people’s...
July 4, 2018 •
Comment, Recent •
by Alexandra Borchardt
When traditional media pick up everything that’s big on social just to boost their social media performance, they enter a vicious circle of diminishing trust, writes Alexandra Borchardt from the Reuters Institute for the Study of...