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Selfie

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Weng Marc Lim defines the ‘selfie’ as “a self-expressive photograph featuring the photographer as the primary individual” in a “background that is consciously created, modified and shared with others”.

Audience Labour

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likes, shares, clicks, comments, views, posts, only data to gain more visibility in the hybrid media system (Maly, 2020)

Junk News

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Junk news is news that is consumed and goes viral not because it is relevant or appreciated, but because it is addictive (Venturini, 2019).

Media Frames

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Media frames in the context of mass-media communication refers to the way interpretations of a message are encouraged or discouraged. It was first introduced by Erving Goffman in 1974 through his book, ‘Frame Analysis’.

Frame

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A frame is a set of meaningful signs connected to specific types of social action. Together they create a 'logic' of action and make the action understandable for those involved in it.

Formats

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Formats are recognizably patterned forms of behavior, subject to norms and judged accordingly by others.
Sophie Scholl from the history books to Instagram

@IamSophieScholl: Instagram meets 1942

Article
Nathalie Schabio
11/09/2023
12 minutes to read

@IamSophieScholl is a multimedia project that brings Sophie Scholl from the history books into the present through the affordances of social media. This article unravels the tension between fact and fiction inherent in the project. 

Bearing witness online: How hashtags enabled an uprising in Iran

Paper
Prajakta Athlekar
05/06/2023
15 minutes to read

This paper explores how the fearless citizens of Iran are bearing witness every single day and strengthening the revolution through witness footage, hashtag framing, and authenticity. 

Two screens showing the BeReal notification

BeReal: How Authenticity Turns into Violation of Privacy

Article
Anna Skorodihina
22/09/2023
13 minutes to read

This article looks at how the new social media platform BeReal structures its app to enforce what is called an expository society through behaviour modification and how it plays into societies of control, compromising user privacy.

A.I. Music and Identity Shaping: Soulless Computer Music Versus Soulful Human Music

Article
Wessel Joosten
04/09/2023
17 minutes to read

Artificial Intelligence in the music industry has been growing in public discourse. Can A.I. music get on par with traditional music and shape similar social identities? 
 

Mural in Ukraine

War-damaged buildings as a canvas: Banksy’s art in Ukraine

Paper
Maaike Lobbezoo
15/05/2023
11 minutes to read

The anonymous artist Banksy has used the ruins of Ukrainian cities as his canvas to make a statement about the ongoing war. This article dives into the meaning of Banksy's art and how art can be a critical reflection of our world. 

Ben Shapiro in the Hybrid Media System

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Being a conservative political commentator, show host, and writer, Ben Shapiro has become one of the most famous American influencers. He is a prime example of how right-wing metapolitical influencers use digital media to make their mark on public discourse.

Truth Social in the Apple App Store on an iPhone

The truth on Truth Social

Paper
Hannah Meijaard
13/02/2023
16 minutes to read

A discourse analysis on the platform "Truth Social", created by former US president Donald J. Trump.