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About Des Freedman

Des Freedman (@lazebnicis Professor of Media and Communications at Goldsmiths, University of London. He is the author of ‘The Contradictions of Media Power’ (2014) and co-author (with James Curran and Natalie Fenton) of ‘Misunderstanding the Internet’ (2nd edition, 2016).

Articles by Des Freedman

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Sunny Hundal is openDemocracy’s social media editor.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

A Radical Manifesto for Higher Education

Our universities are under attack, with the Coalition determined to throw them to the mercy of the market. Support is growing for a Manifesto for Higher Education that sets out demands on universities and the government, but will it reignite the student movement?

The BBC Strategy Review: Goldsmiths Leverhulme Media Research Centre responds

Staff at the Goldsmiths Leverhulme Media Research Centre give their verdict on the BBC Strategy Review: its proposals "would lead to a reduction in quality, would signify a shrinking of ambition and would undermine the public space facilitated by the BBC"

Witnessing whose truth?

David Loyn’s assault on ‘peace journalism’ misses the target, argues the editor of a new book on war and the media. The real problem is corporate media’s coverage of conflict. Good, diverse reporting will best be ensured not by a clerisy of crusading truth-tellers, but via the sceptical engagement of millions of citizens.
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