CCT do Media, Power and Politics at The Railway

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On the day that the organisers of CCT (The Cultural Engine) bottled their first batch of Seacider, a timely reminder of our next event.

Media, Power and Politics

Friday, 04 December 8pm

Upstairs bar, Railway Hotel, Southend-on-Sea

Following the success of our election special, this CCT event explores how people make sense of the media they consume and how raising questions about the ownership and regulation of commercial and publicly-funded media can provide an insight into the agenda-setting processes they enact.

We ask whether the arrival of new forms of digital social media is a cause for optimism – because such forms appear to provide a genuine challenge to the vested interests of established media conglomerates – or merely provides an echo chamber for the already converted. Further, we consider these developments in relation to the history of alternative media forms and their deployment by…

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