Power and Pop Culture is an accessible, bitesize look at the power dynamics of pop culture.
It’s a publication for people who want a better* media industry.
It’s run by me, Eliz Mizon (hello) a UK-based writer, media critic, and documentary nerd. As well as writing this sentence, I’ve written about things like:
how museums are dealing with the stolen artefacts in their collections
how to decipher Adam Curtis films
and phone addiction.
*Better media industry means:
independent regulation of news, and big tech platforms as public forums (i.e. ensuring data privacy, accountability, curbing misinformation, etc.)
funding models that improve the representation and quality of news, and ensure greater coverage of public interest stories and investigations
improved rights and contracts for workers across journalism/TV/film/publishing/tech etc.
diverse leadership, hiring, funding, and coverage
an end to press intrusion into people’s private lives and to racist/misogynistic/xenophobic/classist and other oppressive rhetoric
All free-tier subscribers will immediately get access to my end-of-the-week, ‘bitesize’ media-roundup newsletter The Chompsky Weekly, safe in the knowledge that it will be informative, funny, delicious, tear-jerkingly beautiful, and spiritually nourishing. The Chompsky Weekly (see an example) contains:
a round-up of the week’s media industry news
links to the best media/politics content from around the web
campaigns and ways you can contribute to creating a better media
However, you can support this work by subscribing for just £5 [$7] per month or £50 [$70] annually, which also gives you access to:
all my articles about media/politics/labour (usually 1/week, sometimes more!)
a request line for articles, if there’s something you want me to write about
the ability to pitch and write articles for Chompsky
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