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Media as a Democracy?

October 14, 2013 by describes itself as “a non-commercial and not-for-profit network of media analysis presented in the public interest.” This segment, featuring a discussion between the Editor-In-Chief of Danny Schechter and economist and professor Richard Wolf, addresses people who are media consumers and also media creators to discuss the changing landscape of media, problems with concentration in media ownership, and ideas to change media to better serve the needs of the people.

Along with interesting political and economical insight into what is happening in America and in the world, it does serve as an example of a one camera, two-person interview set-up. It’s interesting to see how and when they display their credentials on screen, but to also note that they don’t seem to use any other visuals such as stills or b-roll footage. Whether or not this interview style works or not is up to you. Maybe the content is interesting enough to hook you into finishing the video, and for others that might not be the case. What I love about this video is the lively discussion and major question it poses: should the structure of media function as a democracy?



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