Nick Couldry

LSE Department of Media & Communications

Left Politics, as if We Mean It

As a Brit, I approached the 2016 Us election with June’s Brexit vote firmly in mind. I had never felt such raw anger and bewilderment at a political event as on June 24, 2016, and through the following days. With millions of others, I am still living within the dark shadow of that ambiguous and […]

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A Necessary Disenchantment: the Myth of Big Data

The Myth of Big Data (the myth that big data are now our primary route to knowing the social) is oriented to the social world in a particular way. It does not have as its domain a national population, or even the particular collectivities that might gather online. It builds its population, data-bit by data-bit, […]

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Digital In/Justice

(Welcome to the latest of Culture Digitally’s “dialogues.” Inspired by an exchange between Mary and Nick in the parting moments of our first workshop, an exchange they have continued to develop since, I asked if we could use two paragraphs from Nick’s latest book as the opening salvo in a dialogue about how to think about […]

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First look! Nick Couldry, Media, Society, World: Social Theory and Digital Media Practice

My new book, Media, Society, World: Social Theory and Digital Media Practice, will be published by Polity Press this month. It contains my best shot at making sense of various aspects of the transformations that digital media are generating, so I’ll be very interested to hear what Culture Digitally folks think. Here’s the abstract: Media are fundamental to our sense […]

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