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Researching personalization. Ex @medialab+@Shorensteinctr. Iran Evin prison alumni (6yrs). Wrote 'Web We Have to Save', co-wrote ‘Information Disorder’.🇮🇷🇨🇦
18 May 18
End of news? My essay on why the crisis of journalism is beyond business models or trust—and what it means for democracy. #media #journalism
News was a historical cultural invention within certain conditions and with specific functions. Those conditions have now changed, I argued, leading to the demise of news. medium.com/s/story/face-i…
News is dying, but journalism is evolving into something else: non-fiction literature and video documentaries. My latest essay with quotes from James Carey, @jayrosen_nyu and Michael Schudson.
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6 Jan 18
Recent unrests in Iran were neither entirely about inequality, nor fully about democracy. They were more about one thing: Succession to the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei.
#Iran #IranProtests
President Rouhani, a moderate reformer, has turned out to be a solid contender since his landslide victory last year. Hence the rise of unprecedented challenges by hardliners, and, as a senior reformist politician recently said, much more problems than former president Khatami.
Rouhani ran a successful campaign in 2013 against Iran’s hardliners with a ambitious platform (at the time) of saving the economy (through a nuclear deal) and ending the police state (by keeping social media unblocked), both caused by Ahmadinejad and his hardline allies.
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