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In this episode of  Media & Change podcast series Julia Sonnevend, assistant professor of Communication Studies at the University of Michigan, and non-resident fellow of our Center talks about the themes of her recent book published by Oxford University Press: Stories Without Borders: The Berlin Wall and the Making of a Global Iconic Event. Julia discusses how the act of storytelling works in the case of global iconic events, and how the media coverage and social construction of events such as the fall of the Berlin wall serve as social myths and narratives around history. Julia talks about how it is inevitable that the media condenses and at the same time distorts events into decodable universal narratives, and how recent retellings of the fall of the Berlin wall rely on the myth of the fall of the Berlin wall.

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In this episode of the Media and Change Podcast Series, CMDS's Eva Bognar is interviewing Monroe Price  on the the foundation of our Center, on the role of CEU in the region and internationally, and the concept of open society. He emphasizes the importance of including the notion of power in our thinking about open societies and discusses the significance of media studies at CEU.

Monroe Price is an Adjunct Full Professor at the Annenberg School for Communication, and Professor of Law at the Cardozo School of Law. He has published essential and widely influential research in international communications studies and policy analysis in various contexts. Besides major theoretical contributions such as the enabling environment for free and independent media and the concept of global market for loyalties, he also published on memory and information intervention in Bosnia-Herzegovina; on the making of state media policy in Iraq; and on global civil society and the Beijing Olympics, just to mention a few.

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In this episode of the CMDS Media & Change podcast series, resident CMDS fellow Benjamin De Cleen, who is assistant professor at the Department of Communication Studies of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, discusses populist rhetoric. Benjamin’s research is situated within discourse studies and focuses on political rhetoric and on the intersections between media and politics. He analyses populist radical right rhetoric, and has worked on the discourse-theoretical conceptualization of populism, conservatism, and nationalism. Here, he speaks about the differences and similarities between parties and politicians regarded as populist, common strategies of populist parties such as the creation of enemies, and what he is currently working on.  

Referenced works in the episode:

De Cleen, Benjamin (forthcoming, 2017) Populism and Nationalism. In Handbook of Populism, edited by Cristóbal Rovira Kaltwasser, Paul Taggart, Paulina Ochoa Espejo and Pierre Ostiguy. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

De Cleen, Benjamin & Stavrakakis, Yannis (forthcoming, 2017) Distinctions and Articulations. A Discourse-Theoretical Framework for the Study of Populism and Nationalism. Javnost – The Public

De Cleen, Benjamin & Stavrakakis, Yannis (eds.) (forthcoming, 2017) Special issue on ‘Populism and nationalism: Representing the people as underdog and as nation’. Javnost-The Public

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