Corporate Media and Democracy Being uninformed is one thing, but having a population that is actively misinformed presents problems when it comes to participating in the national debate, or the democratic process. There is a basic contradiction between a profit-driven, highly concentrated, advertising-saturated corporate media system and the requirements of a democratic society (e.g. and… Read More »
Meme, Noise, Propaganda meme n. (mm) : A unit of cultural information, such as a cultural practice or idea, that is transmitted verbally or by repeated action from one mind to another. Memes are the cultural counterpart of genes and can be considered the unit of cultural evolution. Ideas can evolve in a way analogous… Read More »
For every canvas there is an artist. Are you sure someone has not selected your mind as a useful canvas? Information without wisdom, content without context creates dissonance. Information consumes attention and attention is a finite resource. Noise and propaganda inundate our daily lives. Overwhelmed by ever sharper sound bites/bytes and smaller quanta of meaning… Read More »
Nearly 3/4 of journalists are now creating original video content to accompany their stories. However, very few journalists (13 percent) are relying on sourcing consumer-generated video and only 3 percent are using corporate video. Perhaps mainstream media will cut down on sharing corporate propaganda as their news stories.