Political Communication

“Encounters with Partisan Media: Toward the 2022 Midterm Elections”

On September 10, 2022, I participated in an interdisciplinary online discussion titled “Encounters with Partisan Media: Toward the 2022 Midterm Elections.” The discussion was sponsored by the Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) Activist and Revolutionary Film and Media Special Interest Group. This was a fascinating roundtable, and I will share the video as soon […]

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Residente – This is Not America (Official Video) ft. Ibeyi

Residente recently shared this excellent audio-visual manifesto of the current state of Nuestra América. Ojo, the music video has numerous depictions of violence. The images are terrible, contradictory, and tragic. But the music and visuals are also angry, poetic, and combative. Some people have issued online political criticisms, explicitly calling out the backward visual references

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“Upon the social conditions of existence…”

“Upon the social conditions of existence, rises an entire superstructure of distinct and peculiarly formed sentiments, illusions, modes of thought, and views of life. The entire class creates and forms them out of its material foundations and out of the corresponding social relations. The single individual, who derives them through tradition and upbringing, may imagine that they form the

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72nd International Communication Association (ICA) Conference #ICA22

I’m in Paris for the 72nd International Communication Association (ICA) Conference. Scholars from around the world meet every year to share our ideas about media and society. 3000 academics are in Paris for the ICA, and another 1000 are participating online. This is the first time we’ve gathered in person since COVID, so it was

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