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
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.
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.