Posted by jean-Pierre Reichenbach on November 26, 2021
In compliance with French regulations, in order to enter Reid Hall, all guests must provide a pass sanitaire with proof of either full vaccination or a negative Covid test taken within the previous 24 hours.
Entre Nous Ian Goldin on Covid-19 and a Brighter Future Virtual Event | December 6, 2021 | 7:30 p.m. (Paris)
Join Ian Goldin, leading professor of globalization at Oxford University, for a conversation about his latest book, Rescue: Global Crisis to a Better World, which argues that Covid-19 can create opportunities for positive change.
Through this open conversation with our vibrant community of alumni and experts, you will gain new insights into the current state of global climate action and discover what each of us can do today to ensure a greener tomorrow.
New Utopias Can Local Agriculture Save the World? Virtual Event | December 14, 2021 | 6:30 p.m. (Paris)
The first webinar in the New Utopias series will explore major trends in local food systems, the social, economic, and environmental challenges to consider, and the concept of “cities as laboratories of innovation,” foregrounding their impact on the present and future of urban life.
Who controls the media today? There are many media systems across the globe that claim to be free yet whose independence has been eroded. As demagogues rise, independent voices have been squeezed out. Corporate-owned media companies that act in the service of power increasingly exercise soft censorship. Tech giants such as Facebook and Google have dramatically changed how people access information, with consequences that are only beginning to be felt.
This book features pathbreaking analysis from journalists and academics of the changing nature and peril of media capture—how formerly independent institutions fall under the sway of governments, plutocrats, and corporations. Contributors including Emily Bell, Felix Salmon, Joshua Marshall, Joel Simon, and Nikki Usher analyze diverse cases of media capture worldwide—from the United Kingdom to Turkey to India and beyond—many drawn from firsthand experience. They examine the role played by new media companies and funders, showing how the confluence of the growth of big tech and falling revenues for legacy media has led to new forms of control. Contributions also shed light on how the rise of right-wing populists has catalyzed the crisis of global media. They also chart a way forward, exploring the growing need for a policy response and sustainable models for public-interest investigative journalism. Providing valuable insight into today’s urgent threats to media independence, Media Capture is essential reading for anyone concerned with defending press freedom in the digital age.