• “Being A Consistent Pain in the Ass:” Politics and Epistemics in Media Democracy Work

    Author(s):
    Christina Dunbar-Hester (see profile)
    Date:
    2014
    Subject(s):
    Social movements, Alternative media, Radio
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    critical policy studies, Media Activism, media democracy
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/bh2m-hr66
    Abstract:
    Are the “media reform,” “media democracy,” and “media justice” movements complementary or in conflict? A bit of both, asserts the author, building on her earlier ethnographic study in the field. While each is a form of social activism with progressive political goals, they have different theoretical foundations and different frames for their respective agendas as “scholars,” “activists,” and “advocates.” The article offers a critical consideration of their distinctive interventions, and concludes that while framing media as a “problem to be solved” enabled a wide base to form, at the same time this outlook was so diffuse that it generated tensions among the actors.
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    Last Updated:
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