Media Reform and the Politics of Hope

Fenton, Natalie and Freedman, Des (D. J.). 2022. Media Reform and the Politics of Hope. In: Joanna Zylinska, ed. The Future of Media. London: Goldsmiths Press, pp. 25-41. ISBN 9781913380144 [Book Section]

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This chapter offers a critique of contemporary dynamics of media power and their likely direction of travel given current geopolitical realities and uncertainties. It then shifts gear to imagine other possible media futures with new ways of coordinating and producing media as part of a more general ‘politics of hope’. The chapter includes both critical reflections on media ownership, journalism and content and empirical research drawn from the authors' involvement in the Media Reform Coalition, an advocacy network that campaigns for increased accountability and diversity in and independence of the media.

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Book Section


media power, media futures, media ownership, journalism, content, empirical research, 'politics of hope'

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Goldsmiths Press
Media, Communications and Cultural Studies


April 2021Accepted
March 2022Published

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12 May 2021 13:30

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11 May 2022 12:20


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