Polarization studies are media studies

Affective polarization

Agenda-setting polarization

  • Germany — 2017: the right-wing AfD took third place, having sprung out of nowhere
  • Brazil — 2018: the ‘Trump of the Tropics’ Jair Bolsonaro won the presidential election
  • Australia — 2019: the center-right Scott Morrison was unexpectedly re-elected
  • India — 2019: the right-leaning nationalist Narendra Modi unexpectedly increased its tally in the parliament
  • UK — 2019: Boris Johnson demolished his opponents; thus Brexit, however shocking it was in 2016, struck again

Rebound agenda-setting polarization

Ideological polarization

“Is not the essence of education civil defense against media fallout?” (Marshall McLuhan)

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Media futurologist, sometimes media futurist, author of “Postjournalism and the death of newspapers” and “Human as media”, Canada

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