Why the decline of traditional media in the US has become a threat to democracy

Do 18.08.2022, 12-13 Uhr

Open Lecture M.A. Digital Journalism (engl.) with Prof. Dr. Markus Ziener

Online via Zoom

For years the US media landscape is going through a huge transformation. Regional newspapers shrink or disappear completely, big private broadcasters, talk radios and social media dominate the narratives. Their business models rest on clicks and ratings which leads to divisive reporting and toxic language to generate attention. As a result the rift that runs through society deepens. We will look into this development and compare it to Germany.

This is an open lecture in English for M.A. Digital Journalism.

Participation is free of charge and without obligation. Registration at: Online-Lectures (at) hmkw.de

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