Media Policy, Media Reform and Media Power: An Interview with Des Freedman

  • Simon Dawes
  • Des Freedman

Abstract

In this interview, Des Freedman discusses his work as an activist in the Media Reform movement, as a critic of media policy, and as a theorist of media power. Freedman explains his approach to media power as a material and relational property, distinguishing it from liberal pluralist, cultural studies and political-economic approaches. Discussing media power in the context of the recent BBC charter review process and the earlier Leveson Inquiry into the ethics of the British press, Freedman clarifies his proposal for a research focus on ‘non-decisionmaking’ in the policy field. Ultimately, he explains how guiding principles, programmes of action, and an understanding of the contradictory nature of media power are all necessary to bring about revolutionary reform.

Published
July 5, 2016
How to Cite
DAWES, Simon; FREEDMAN, Des. Media Policy, Media Reform and Media Power: An Interview with Des Freedman. Networking Knowledge: Journal of the MeCCSA Postgraduate Network, [S.l.], v. 9, n. 5, july 2016. ISSN 1755-9944. Available at: <http://ojs.meccsa.org.uk/index.php/netknow/article/view/461>. Date accessed: 23 june 2017.