Syllabus brief on ‘We Media and Democracy’

‘We Media’ and Democracy

• What are ‘We Media’?

• Where / how has ‘We Media’ emerged?

• In what way are the contemporary media more democratic than before?

• In what ways are the contemporary media less democratic than before?

Candidates might explore combinations of any two media in relation to the above prompts. Starting from Gillmoor’s definition, all media that are ‘homegrown’, local, organic and potentially countercultural can be studied for this topic, as long as two media (e.g. web-logging and digital film uploading and sharing) are studied.

 


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