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Resurgence, Reform, Reaction




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ISBN 9781032115672
March 31, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
184 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This edited volume offers a state-of-the-art synthesis of the historical role of radical journalism, its present iterations, and plans for the future of a journalism that is committed to liberatory movements and politics.

At a time of profound crisis and stagnation for mainstream journalism, radical journalism seems to be riding a wave. New outlets, including those – like Jacobin – with a global reach, have sprung up, presenting a new generation of unapologetically progressive publications with an emancipatory agenda. Understanding the role and place of radical journalism becomes even more urgent given the current political climate in a (post) pandemic world with heightened inequalities and intensified pauperisation.

Drawing on contributions from leading academics, this collection considers:

• How new outlets fit in the genealogy of (radical) journalism and what their flourishing can tell us about the present and future of emancipatory politics and the role of the radical journalist;

• What these publications mean for mainstream journalism and its persisting problems of financial sustainability and professional journalistic labour;

• Important challenges presented by, for example, the resurgence of fascism, authoritarianism and the mainstreaming of the far right;

• Essential questions of what radical journalism looks like today, what forms it takes or should take, and what its future might be.

Radical Journalism is recommended reading for advanced students and journalists working at the intersection of journalism, politics and sociology.

Table of Contents

List of Figures

List of Contributors

Chapter 1: Radical Journalism at the Crossroads

Eugenia Siapera, Seamus Farrell and George Souvlis

Chapter 2: From the Communist Manifesto to Jacobin Magazine: Towards a historical sociology of radical journalism

George Souvlis

Chapter 3: Riots as Politics: Socio-political context, demands, and media translation – the case of 1890s Kristiania

Tiago Matos

Chapter 4: Radical Media in the Anglo-Sphere

Seamus Farrell

Chapter 5: Radical journalism à la française: between differentiation and stigma

Laurent Thiong-Kay and Nikos Smyrnaios

Chapter 6: The case of ERT and the prospect of radical media in the era of austerity

Christos Avramidis and Alexandros Minotakis

Chapter 7: Left-wing public spheres in peripheral, post-political contexts

Yiannis Mylonas

Chapter 8: Radical Data Journalism

Sandra Jeppesen

Chapter 9: The Challenge of Far Right Media

Eugenia Siapera

Index

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Editor(s)

Biography

Seamus Farrell holds a PhD from Dublin City University (DCU) on the topic of ‘A Political Economy of Radical Media’. In addition to research on radical media and politics, Seamus is interested in critical perspectives on Irish development, having worked on the Repast: Conflict in Europe Project.

Eugenia Siapera is Professor and Head of the School of Information and Communication Studies at University College Dublin, Ireland. She is the editor in chief of Online Information Review and the Director of the UCD Centre for Digital Policy.

George Souvlis is Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Ioannina, Department History & Archaeology and postdoctoral researcher at the University of Crete, Department Sociology. He is the co-director of the seminal series Politics of Liberation.