In today’s wars, professional media and military institutions have arrested the once-chaotic social media dynamics and more effectively harnessed them for their own ends, says a recent study by Andrew Hoskins of the University of Glasgow and Ben O’Loughlin of the Royal Holloway University of London.
The article explains how war and media have operated during three phases of mediatization and how power was exercised by government, military and media elites. The Ukraine crisis is studied as an ongoing example of arrested war.
The article Arrested war: the third phase of mediatization was published in Information, Communication & Society (abstract public).
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