Justin Schlosberg
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My research and teaching interests are broadly concerned with the relationship between media, power and democracy. I am also presently a consultant for the Mapping Digital Media project – a 60 country global study on the impact of digital media on the news, commissioned by the Open Society Foundations. Since 2011 I have helped establish and support the Media Reform Coalition – a coordinating group of civil society stakeholders seeking a more just, accountable and democratic media.

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Media Policy and the People: Mind the Gap

(0) Comments | Posted 7 April 2015 | (18:36)

"The past few years have seen the rise of shadowy executives who determine what truths can and what truths can't be conveyed across the mainstream media. The criminality of News International newspapers during the phone hacking years was a particularly grotesque example of this wholly malign phenomenon."

These are not...

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Demanding the Impossible: Russell Brand's Wrongs

(55) Comments | Posted 17 November 2014 | (14:36)

It's easy to criticise Russell Brand's take on Revolution. With his half-smiling, half-sneering face donning the pages and screens reserved for the liberal intellegentsia - from Newsnight to the New Statesman - he has become target practice for just about anyone looking to shoot down a celebrity who...

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Journalism in the Dock: A New Low for British Justice, Accountability and democracy

(0) Comments | Posted 5 December 2013 | (05:55)

The editor of the Guardian newspaper, Alan Rusbridger, appeared earlier this week before the Home Affairs Select Committee in Parliament. At one point he was asked by the chairman of the committee, Keith Vaz, whether he 'loves this country'. This question was significant not just because of the immediate context...

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First They Came for the Whistleblowers, Then They Came for Journalists

(10) Comments | Posted 23 August 2013 | (00:00)

The sentencing of Chelsea Manning to 35 years imprisonment for leaking comes off the back of a series of legal and extra-legal attacks against those who speak truth to power. In his reflections on the latest scandal to involve the NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, the Guardian's editor Alan...

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