media

Ghislaine Handiri: Authentic Self-Presentation on Social Media

Paper
Noa Reijnen
27/01/2023
9 minutes to read

This paper describes how one specific influencer, Ghislaine Handiri, presents herself as authentic on Instagram and how Instagram as a mediator influences and shapes her authenticity.

How propaganda works in the hybrid media system

Article
Ania Borkusewicz
07/01/2022
18 minutes to read

They catch our attention, waste time, and bombard us with clickbaity titles whenever we scroll social media: junk and fake news are significant problems of today's internet. This article shows how they can be used to spread propaganda.

Democracy and the 'Shit You Should Care About'

Article
Iris Dumoulin
07/01/2022
11 minutes to read

In the ever-changing media landscape, the distribution of news is now also taking place online. Instagram accounts like 'Shit You Should Care About' are now participating in this distribution. What does this online presence mean for democracy?

The Migrant Identity: The Role of Art and Media in Identity Formation

Paper
Rebecca de Jongh
10/12/2021
31 minutes to read

Migration is one of the most important issues in our society, the migrant identity can be approached from many different angles. We will focus on the use of the migrant identity in art in relation to the image as portrayed in the media.

Victor Orban

Viktor Orbán: An Authoritarian Right Under Europe’s Nose

Article
Ot van de Rijzen
04/11/2022
10 minutes to read

This article provides a breakdown of Orbán's political ideology, a look into his presentation in different media landscapes, and an analysis of his use of big organizing and his role in regard to algorithmic populism and activism.

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Why Facebook? Activism, censorship, and democracy

Academic paper
Lauren Zentz
03/12/2021
19 minutes to read

Lauren Zentz examine how a group of progressive activists interact around a certain set of Facebook’s hate speech policies and practices in order to make meaning of them, make both political and social use of them, and be critical of them. 

Spotting fake news for your media literacy

Column
Nataliia Vdovychenko
21/11/2021
6 minutes to read

Is it 'fake news', junk news, misinformation, malinformation, or disinformation? This column is going to sum up the ways in which we can critically evaluate and distinguish the types of misleading information on our (social) media timelines.

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Alice in Wonderland and the power of medium

Paper
Rebecca de Jongh
16/08/2021
6 minutes to read

A beloved story like Alice in Wonderland can completely change if the narrative is told through a different medium, such as a video game.