That Infectious Panic

The term ‘moral panic’ is defined as an “instance of public anxiety” which can further serve as a threat to the behavourial norms and expectations existing in society. So when relating this Oxford definition back to the mass media, a ‘moral panic’ can be somewhat sensationalised in the public eye and therefore “fan public indignation” …

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The Public is (not) Public

When considering the public sphere in the media, it can be somewhat of an illusion to believe that the information that we willingly welcome is not mediated. Habermas’ theory that the public sphere is “a network of communicating information and points of view,” only applied to a fraction of the population, which brings into debate …

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