Digital media and Politics

This article is written as part of one of the courses of the BA Online Culture: Art, Media and Society or the MA Online Culture at Tilburg University. Click on the link for more info on the courses and the programme.

In this international Bachelor’s program Online Culture: Art, Media and Society (Culture Studies) the focus is on digital culture and (new) media. From disciplines such as cultural studies and media studies you study how digitalization and globalization influence our way of living. You discuss new ways of communication, art expressions as well as (social) media expressions like memes and trolls. You research how such ways of communication and expressions are established and how they manifest in, and have influence on a society that increasingly takes place online. Additionally, you actively contribute to digital culture by writing papers and opinion pieces for our own online platform Diggit Magazine.

Matteo Salvini: Bridging the Gap Between Traditional and Digital Media

Matteo Salvini: Bridging the Gap Between Traditional and Digital Media

Paper
Anita Vrins
21/02/2022
11 minutes to read

Matteo Salvini is a prominent figure in Italian politics. Part of his influence comes from a successful combination of traditional and digital media advertising. In this article, it is discussed how Salvini manages to stay ahead of the competition.

Bolsonaro holding a cell phone with his right hand in front of his face

The hate machine: how Bolsonaro makes use of algorithmic knowledge

Article
Larissa Andrade Pereira
21/03/2022
15 minutes to read

This paper aims to illustrate how Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro - and his communication strategists also known as the “hate cabinet” - make use of algorithmic knowledge in order to circulate his message and ideology in the hybrid media system.

Donald Trump rally

Perspectives on the Pro-Life Movement in the US

Article
Kelly Burnet
04/03/2022
19 minutes to read

In this article, the pro-life movement in the United States will be discussed. Pro-life is anti-abortion and for (protecting) life. Pro-lifers see abortion as immoral as it kills the innocent life inside the womb. 

The Pro-Choice Movement in the 21st Century

Article
Eva de Jonge
22/04/2022
18 minutes to read

This paper investigates the Pro-Choice movement in the 21st century and what message they try to bring across, their accomplishments, and the consequences if Roe v Wade gets overturned.

The Role of Digital Media in Pro-Choice Activism

Article
Jitske Verhagen
07/03/2022
18 minutes to read

This article delves into the way the Pro-Choice movement makes use of the hybrid media system to fight for the right to abortion. The Women's March does this through the use of various digital media platforms which in turn affects traditional media

The Pro-Choice Movement: A brief ideological history of abortion

Article
Iris Olde Hampsink
18/03/2022
17 minutes to read

In this article, the historical background of the contemporary American abortion battle will be discussed, going in-depth on the fight between its two ideologies; pro-choice and pro-life.

The Pro-Choice Movement

File

This file contains a collection of articles discussing the history of the contemporary abortion battle between Pro-Choice and Pro-Life as well as their modern manifestations, including Pro-Choice's activism on digital media.

Michelle Obama as a representative of the When We All Vote Squad

How Michelle Obama uses algorithmic knowledge

Paper
Ilse van Knegsel
28/04/2021
16 minutes to read

Michelle Obama is no longer America's First Lady, but through her social media presence, always being on-message, and algorithmic knowledge, she maintains her political impact.