The media’s role in international society


While news from Iran streams to the world, Clay Shirky shows how Facebook, Twitter and TXTs help citizens in repressive regimes to report on real news, bypassing censors (however briefly). The end of top-down control of news is changing the nature of politics.

How Americans see the world. Alisa Miller, head of Public Radio International, talks about why — though we want to know more about the world than ever — the US media is actually showing less. Eye-opening stats and graphs. Could you compare this to how Norwegians see the news? Discuss the role of the media and how the news coverage sets the agenda for our day to day engagement and discussions.

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