Berto Jongman: Populist Uprising in Europe with Frame Breakdown of Humanitarian Assistance System

Berto Jongman

Berto Jongman

Europe migrant crisis: EU faces ‘populist uprising’

Europe faces a “populist uprising” if it is unable to show people it can control the migrant crisis, former MI6 head Sir Richard Dearlove has said.

Angelina Jolie Pitt: Refugee system breaking down

Ms Jolie Pitt said that more than 60 million people – one in 122 – were displaced globally – more than at any time in the past 70 years. “This tells us something deeply worrying about the peace and security of the world,” she said, adding: “The average time a person will be displaced is now nearly 20 years.”

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May 18

Antechinus: Toxic US Media — All Show No Substance

Antechinus

Antechinus

U.S. TV News and Communicative Architecture: Between Manufacturing Consent and Mediating Democracy

By sidelining communicative architectures that facilitate democracy and an informed electorate, dominant journalistic conventions are key components of propaganda, or the manufacture of consent. Cottle and Matthews argue that ‘communicative structures’ or ‘communicative architectures’, are an under-studied and under-recognised instrument for the manufacture of consent. The ‘classic reporting’ structure (57.2 %) involves brief updates on stories in the news cycle, which  “deliver at best thin accounts of events”. The ‘balance’ structure (18 %) ‘ contest and contention’, in which “opposing views and arguments [are] generally given approximately equal weight or representation”, but rarely presents more than two perspectives. “The exposé/investigation frame conforms to the idealized liberal democratic role of journalism as public watchdog where journalists actively set out to investigate, expose, and uncover information and practices that would not otherwise be revealed within the public domain. This includes traditional investigative journalism based on intensive research and exploratory fact-finding as well as exposé journalism of public or private affairs.” This accounted for just 0.4 %.

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May 18

William Alden: Palantir Imploding – Comments by Robert Steele and Neal Rauhauser

William Alden

William Alden

Inside Palantir, Silicon Valley’s Most Secretive Company

A cache of internal documents shows that despite growing revenue, Palantir has lost top-tier clients, is struggling to stem staff departures, and isn’t collecting most of the money it touts in high-value deals.

SHORT URL: http://tinyurl.com/Palantir-Gone

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May 8