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New Media Lecture: New Media and the Political

March 03
00:52 2017

I. INTRODUCTION

A. THE GAME IS THE SAME — POLITICS HAS ALWAYS TURNED ON USING THE MEDIA

B. BUT THE FIELD IS DIFFERENT — NEW MEDIA OFFERS OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES

C. TO BE ON THE “INSIDE”, YOU HAVE TO UNDERSTAND THE RULES — AND THEN ESTABLISH YOUR PATH

II. THE STATE AND THE MEDIA

A. THE DIRECT APPROACH

B. THE INDIRECT OF “PRIMING THE MEDIA” — THE NETWORKS OF “NEWS”

C. CASE STUDY: IRAQ 2003

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-139703/Just-45-minutes-attack.html

D. CASE STUDY: “ISIL” 2014

E. CASE STUDY: SYRIA 2017

http://edition.cnn.com/2017/02/15/politics/pentagon-considering-recommending-combat-troops-in-syria/

III. THE STATE, THE NEW MEDIA WORLD, AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS — THE MYTH OF “WEB 2.0”

A. ONE-WAY COMMUNICATION PROGRAMS WITH THE NARROW DEFINITION OF “US V. TERRORISTS/EXTREMISTS”


http://2001-2009.state.gov/r/us/2008/112605.htm

B. SHALLOW PRESENTATION — THE FRAPPUCINO LATTE INCIDENT

C. FAILURE TO UNDERSTAND INTERACTION — THE “VIRTUAL IRAN EMBASSY”

http://iran.usembassy.gov/
http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2013/01/embassy-us-iran-khamenei.html#

IV. THE NEW MEDIA WORLD AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS — THE POSSIBILITIES OF A “DYNAMIC” APPROACH

A. MULTIMEDIA PRESENTATION

https://www.whitehouse.gov
https://twitter.com/WhiteHouse

B. THE PROPAGANDA BARRAGE LINKING STATE AND MEDIA

THE RUSSIA MACHINE

https://twitter.com/mfa_russia
https://www.rt.com/
https://twitter.com/MuradoRT

C. THE SIGNAL

IRANIAN PRESIDENT ROUHANI

D. THE NEW CANDIDATE, NEW PRESIDENCY

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/jan/24/donald-trump-says-he-could-shoot-somebody-and-still-not-lose-voters

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/jan/24/donald-trump-says-he-could-shoot-somebody-and-still-not-lose-voters

V. NAVIGATING AND TAKING CONTROL

A. THE STATE OUTLETS

B. THE “MAINSTREAM” MEDIA

C. THE “ALTERNATIVE” MEDIA

D. THE CITIZEN JOURNALISTS

E. THE NGOs

F. THE ACTIVISTS

VI. BUT HOW TO NAVIGATE?

A. “TRIANGULATE”

B. TRUST-BUILDING

C. NETWORKS

VII. CONCLUSION — A REMINDER: PUT YOURSELF AT THE CENTRE

About Author

Scott Lucas

Scott Lucas

Scott Lucas is Professor of International Politics at the University of Birmingham and editor-in-chief of EA WorldView. He is a specialist in US and British foreign policy and international relations, especially the Middle East and Iran. Formerly he worked as a journalist in the US, writing for newspapers including the Guardian and The Independent and was an essayist for The New Statesman before he founded EA WorldView in November 2008.

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