Contemporary media and the production of inequality
Talk by Hannu Nieminen
University of Westminster
Westminster Institute for Advanced Studies
Monday, 27 November 2017
309 Regent Street, Boardroom
London W1B 2HT
In this talk, Hannu Nieminen will interrogate how the contemporary media
landscape is marked by social inequality. He puts forth that there is
little public trust in the mainstream media, as it has increasingly
become an outlet for social and political elites pushing their
Hannu will argue that social and economic policies of the last 20 years
have resulted in increasing inequality and polarisation, alienating
growing parts of the population in both Europe and the US, ultimately
sparking a crisis for liberal democracy. Nieminen will look at how the
crisis may be resolved – could a solution be reforms in the
power-related structures that actively produce inequality and polarisation?
Hannu Nieminen is Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Professor
of Media and Communications Policy at University of Helsinki, Finland.
He serves as an Expert in Public Service for the Administrative Council
of YLE (Finland's national public service broadcasting company). He is a
member of the EuroMedia Research Group.
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