What do Big Brother and Q and A have in common?
Both are examples of a ‘Mediated Public Sphere’, which McKee (2004) defines as: ‘a metaphor for thinking about how individuals come together to exchange idea, information and feelings about what matters to them in a liberal society’.
A chapter on the public sphere and social media – Twitter and Democracy: A new public sphere? Christian Fuchs.
Suggested reading: Questions and Answers or More Confusion?
McKee, Alan (2004) The Public Sphere: an Introduction. Port Melbourne, Victoria: Cambridge.
This week’s blog post: Find an example of a popular media text (magazine; TV show; film; social media) presenting an issue
- How might this media text contribute to debate in the ‘public sphere’?
What issues are presented in these examples? What other issues might these examples raise?
Where (what media form) did you find debate?
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