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dc.contributor.authorDevadas, Ven_NZ
dc.contributor.authorNicholls, Ben_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2019-07-10T02:14:46Z
dc.date.available2019-07-10T02:14:46Z
dc.date.copyright2017en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationMEDIANZ: Media Studies Journal of Aotearoa New Zealand, 17(1).
dc.identifier.issn2382-218Xen_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10292/12652
dc.description.abstractThis paper interrogates what we believe is an increasingly urgent task: to think about ways of revitalising public life in New Zealand beyond traditional defenses of public broadcasting. The concept of the public in public broadcasting is what is at stake: we argue that the public is an empty signifier, one that can be mobilised in the service of neoliberal power brokers to legitimise media monopolies and the closure of media spaces meant for civic discussions, and by activists, academics, politicians and media pundits, who call for a return to notions of the modern public sphere as a way to fight against the increasing commercialisation of media. We find that this debate falls short for it fails to recognise that we live in liquid times (Bauman 2007), and argue that we need to shift the discussion from the public sphere to that of citizen publics. This, we believe, entails a new commitment to rights and to democratic processes that creates a scene, breaks habitus, and engages in writing scripts. It is through this new commitment that we conclude by providing notes for a future media scene in New Zealand.
dc.publisherMEDIANZ
dc.relation.urihttps://medianz.otago.ac.nz/medianz/article/view/183en_NZ
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dc.titleThe Misplaced Public of New Zealand Media: Notes Toward a Future Media Sceneen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.rights.accessrightsOpenAccessen_NZ
dc.identifier.doi10.11157/medianz-vol17iss1id183
aut.relation.issue1en_NZ
aut.relation.volume17en_NZ
pubs.elements-id317024
aut.relation.journalMEDIANZ: Media Studies Journal of Aotearoa New Zealanden_NZ


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