The Media Manifesto
The Media Manifesto

Our media systems are in crisis. Run by unaccountable corporations and dominated by agendas and algorithms that are shrouded in mystery, these formerly trusted sources have lost their way. As consumers, we have plenty of choice, but as citizens we have an abundance of misinformation and misrepresentation.

Four prominent media scholars and activists put forth a roadmap for radical reform of concentrated media power. They argue that we should put media justice, economic democracy and social equality at the heart of our scholarship and our campaigning.

<i>The Media Manifesto</i> delivers a sharp analysis of our communications crisis and a passionate call for change. It provides hope for media reform movements across the globe.

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  • August 2020
  • 140 pages
  • 138 x 216 mm / 5 x 9 in
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  • Hardback $45.00
  • 9781509538058
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  • 9781509538065
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  • 9781509538072
Table of Contents
1 Challenging Media Power Today
2 Claiming Media Justice
3 Advancing Data Justice
4 Articulating a Politics of Hope
5 Conclusion: A Manifesto for Media Reform
About the Author

Natalie Fenton is Professor of Media and Communications at Goldsmiths, University of London.

Des Freedman is Professor of Media and Communications at Goldsmiths, University of London.

Justin Schlosberg is Senior Lecturer in Journalism and Media at Birkbeck, University of London.

Lina Dencik is Reader in the School of Journalism, Media and Culture at Cardiff University.

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"This essential book presents a searing blueprint for democratizing our media. It does exactly what a manifesto should do – it provides readers with the necessary analytical tools and culminates with a call to action. Another system is possible, and these brilliant scholar-activists show us the way forward!"
Victor Pickard, University of Pennsylvania

"Media giants, fake news, data justice. This is the essential guide to what is wrong with today’s media and how to make it right."
Vincent Mosco, author of The Smart City in a Digital World

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