Mass media

Corbyn at Glastonbury

The Corbyn spy hoax and the cycle of fake news

Column
Jan Blommaert
09/09/2019
5 minutes to read

In February 2018, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was accused by the British tabloids of having been a Soviet spy. The media debate following these allegations offer us a glimpse the structure of a new media environment and the making of fake news.

Brazil Online: The Public Sphere and Communicative Capitalism

Article
Lucas Pascholatti
10/06/2020
17 minutes to read

This article aims to discuss the idea of a communicative capitalism behind mass media and its influence in social media. The article uses the theory of public sphere and criticises the idea of a online public sphere in Brazilian social media.

PMURT | TRUMP

Working paper
Kevin Doyle
18/10/2016

Kevin Doyle watched Trump's entire rally in Jacksonville. And he read all the posts of Trump's critics. He concludes that Trump is immune, even more: that the critiques makes him thrive.