Next Club Critical Theory Event – Friday Dec 4th 8pm start upstairs at the Railway

News about next CCT event…

Community Engagement Initiative

media power and politics

Date: Friday, 04 December, 8.00pm start

Venue: Railway Hotel, Southend-on-Sea

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Following the success of our election special, this CCT event explores how people make sense of the media they consume and how raising questions about the ownership and regulation of commercial and publicly-funded media can provide an insight into the agenda-setting processes they enact.

We ask whether the arrival of new forms of digital social media is a cause for optimism – because such forms appear to provide a genuine challenge to the vested interests of established media conglomerates – or merely provides an echo chamber for the already converted. Further, we consider these developments in relation to the history of alternative media forms and their deployment by marginalised social groups.

In summary, we address a fundamental question: do people believe everything they view and read?

Tracey Jensen (speaker)

A graduate of Cambridge University and the…

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