#354. Brazil

[2018-11-01] In which the new phD student Camila Emboava Lopes meets the ”The Media Observers” to talk about similarities between indigenous people in Brazil and Scandinavia. They also analyse the current political situation in Brazil, and what part media played in the election of Jair Bolsonaro as a new president.

Camila Emboava Lopes

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#349. Greening the Media

[2018-09-27] In which professor Toby Miller meets the ”The Media Observers” to talk about the environmental impact of media technology, the greenwashing strategies of multinational companies, and the secrets of a successful ad busting campaign.

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#331. The Data of Democracy

[2018-05-23] In which Daniel Kreiss, associate Professor in the School of Media and Journalism at University of North Carolina, meet the ”The Media Observers” to talk about how social media and big data have changed the political landscape of the US since the beginning of the 21st century. What is more important: the candidate or the data? How much do most americans care for politics? Why was it so hard to predict the Trump victory? We also talk about the murkiness of Cambridge Analytica and the  cluelessness of Facebook. And what can journalists do?

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#325. The Rat in the Pizza

[2018-04-09] In which Andrew Peck, Assistant Professor of Strategic Communication at University of Miami, meet the ”The Media Observers” to talk about the definition of fake news, Pizza gate, the camel spider, gorillas, Slenderman, and other ways to express oneself through internet memes. And why fake news isn’t the problem, but rather the symptom.

Andrew Peck doing a presentation at Humlab. Photo: Jon Svensson

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#302. Kaskas Media

[2017-10-27] In which Jesper travels to Helsinki and meets up with Liisa Mayow, senior communications specialist, and co-founder of Kaskas Media. They try to practice the art of working oneself out of a job by discussing how to strengthen the communicative skills of research groups.

Liisa Mayow

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