DCU Academics analysis into 2011 Election Coverage – Politics.ie



Marx is Back – Special 500 page edition of Triple C journal

In a special edition of Triple C Journal  “Marx is Back. The Importance of Marxist Theory and Research for Critical Communication Studies Today”.  The journal dedicates the entire 500 page edition to contemporary Marxist research in communications studies.   The journal is edited by Christian Fuchs and Vincent Mosco

The articles appear in four sections entitled:

  • Marx, the Media, Commodities, and Capital Accumulation
  • Marx and Ideology Critique
  •  Marx and Media Use
  • Marx, Alternative/Socialist Media and Social Struggles
Below we reprint the abstract to the introduction of the journnal and below that we reprint a list of contributions to the special edition (taken from the introduction). Critical Media Review believes this edition offers a rich vein of thought as we enter the next phase of the crisis of capital, of which we believe communications systems will continue to play a key role.

This paper introduces the overall framework for tripleC’s special issue “Marx is Back. The Importance of Marxist Theory and Research for Critical Communication Studies Today”. We point out why there is a return of the interest in Marx (“Marx is back”) and why Marxian analysis is important for Critical Communication Studies today. We also provide a classification of Marxian dimensions of the critical analysis of media and communication and discuss why commonly held prejudices against what Marx said about society, media, and communication are wrong. The special issue shows the importance of Marxist theory and research for Critical Communication Studies today.

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Challenging Orthodoxy – The Political Economy of the Left Press: Content, Distribution and Audience

Round Table Discussion – Anarchist Bookfair 2012

The 2012 anarchist bookfair hosted an interesting discussion on the Irish alternative media, entitled ‘Old Media in the Age of the Internet‘ the talk focused on the continued relevance of left wing print media in the internet age.  The discussion looked at issues of production, including content and aesthetics, the role of radical publications, the relationship between the publication and its audience, and distribution. The session also included some discussion on Irish mainstream journalism and the lack of space therein for left wing ideas or working class representation.  This is a brief report of some of the major issues of the  discussion, focusing on content, audience and distribution, the entire discussion can be watched below.

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