This is What Happens When Journalism Dies

This is What Happens When Journalism Dies

Tuesday April 18 there will be held a POLKOM lunch seminar with Robert W. McChesney.

The long-lasting crisis of American journalism is also a crisis for democracy. In 2008 Robert W. McChesney wrote this about the potential negative externalities of the news media: “If the market generates a lousy journalism that keeps the citizens poorly informed, the entire society suffers – not just the consumers of particular media– because the resulting political governance will be shoddy. If it leads to an unnecessary war or to massive corruption, for example, we all pay. It does not affect the buyer and seller.”

At POLKOMs lunch seminar, Robert W. McChesney, who is Gutgsell Endowed Professor in the Department of Communication, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, will comment on the media development in the US and some of the political consequences after the election of Donald Trump as US president.

Time and place: April 18, 12.00-12.45 in room 418 at the Department of Media and Communication, UiO

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