Journal article

Media, communication and the struggle for social progress

Nick Couldry, Clemencia Rodriguez, Goran Bolin, Julie Cohen, Ingrid Volkmer, Gerard Goggin, Marwan Kraidy, Koichi Iwabuchi, Jack Linchuan Qiu, Herman Wasserman, Yuezhi Zhao, Omar Rincon, Claudia Magallanes-Blanco, Pradip Ninan Thomas, Olessia Koltsova, Inaya Rakhmani, Kwang-Suk Lee

Global Media and Communication | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2018

Abstract

This article discusses the role of media and communications in contributing to social progress, as elaborated in a landmark international project – the International Panel on Social Progress. First, it analyses how media and digital platforms have contributed to global inequality by examining media access and infrastructure across world regions. Second, it looks at media governance and the different mechanisms of corporatized control over media platforms, algorithms and content. Third, the article examines how the democratization of media is a key element in the struggle for social justice. It argues that effective media access – in terms of distribution of media resources, even relations be..

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