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Title: Journalism and history: either ‘patriotic’ or truthful’
Authors: Anastasiou, Andreas
First Published: 16-Jan-2017
Publisher: Information School, University of Sheffield
Citation: Anastasiou, A. (2017) "Journalism and history: either ‘patriotic’ or truthful’". In Reilly, P., Veneti, A. and Atanasova, D. (eds.) Politics, Emotion and Protest: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, Ch. 15, pp. 69-73. Sheffield: Information School, University of Sheffield, January 2017
Abstract: Natalie Fenton comments on claims that the internet is “an organizing model for a new form of political protest”, but she also draws attention to Gramsci’s view, that forms of protest such as ‘the scream’ are not necessarily “truly political”. They can appear to be expressed in a political vocabulary, yet they are rather emotional, unfounded in rational terms, I would add. Although Fenton aims to offer a strong argument in favour of including radical or left-wing politics as an important factor in any analysis of protest and digital media, I suggest a broader and more general reading of her interesting analysis. Thus, for the purpose of the present note, I propose that we keep the possibility of some protesting views being more emotional and less political; based more on myth and imagination rather than on verifiable information. [Opening paragraph]
Version: Publisher Version
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Internet Publication
Rights: Copyright © the authors, 2017. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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