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About Laura Basu

Laura Basu is a Marie Curie Research Fellow at Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Culture. Her current research is on the twists and turns in the media coverage of the 2008 global financial crisis and subsequent economic turmoil around the world. The first English translation of Robert Kurz’s The Black Book of Capitalism by Josh Robinson and Karen Tiedtke is forthcoming.

Articles by Laura Basu

This week’s front page editor

Rosemary Bechler is a mainsite editor of openDemocracy

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Five causes of media amnesia

How did a banking meltdown morph into an onslaught against the public sector and immigrants?

How media amnesia has trapped us in a neoliberal groundhog day

The media's acute amnesia about the causes of the financial crisis has made austerity, privatisation and corporate tax breaks seem like common sense solutions to our economic problems.

Media amnesia, austerity and the great crisis

In our era, media amnesia has played a central role in the legitimisation of Austerity measures. For certain sections of the media there is clearly a wilful forgetting – or, more accurately, misremembering.

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