This timely and essential book presents a searing blueprint for democratizing our media. Expertly combining theory and critique with praxis, the book does exactly what a manifesto should do it provides readers with the necessary analytical tools and culminates with a call to action. Another system is possible, and these brilliant scholar-activists show us the way forward!' Victor Pickard, Annenburg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania Media giants, fake news, data justice. This is the essential guide to what is wrong with todays media and how to make it right. Vincent Mosco, author of The Smart City in a Digital World a powerful and imaginative proposition that not only insightfully articulates the complexity of the problem but also makes a start at (re)conceptualising a radical political imaginary. Indeed, this manifesto has not only captured the spirit (or spectre) of change that our age sorely needs but has made a wonderfully inspiring start at materialising it. Global Policy The Media Manifesto is a refreshing text that is not scared of stepping on the toes of powerful media organizations and dominant media theories of our times. ...this book will be of immense value to anyone who shares the authors vision for an emancipated society that rests on the principles of justice, liberty and democracy. European Journal of Communication
Natalie Fenton is Professor of Media and Communications at Goldsmiths, University of London. Des Freedman is Professor of Media and Communication Studies at Goldsmiths, University of London. Justin Schlosberg is Senior Lecturer in Journalism and Media at Birkbeck, University of London. Lina Dencik is Reader in the School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies at Cardiff University.