* Public Speaking at Goldsmiths – University of London, Graduate Festival 2014

Despite its name, the participation in the media as we know it is still mostly one-way: serving the news organization’s needs more so than the audience’s. The results of this investigation suggest that instead of betting on two-way communication in which journalists freely exchange tweets with the audience and engage discussions around certain hashtags as organizers actors of democracy, the media use social networks to disseminate content, promote the brand itself and invite users to participate in the media driven spaces, all actions motivated by economic interests. Interaction is virtually nonexistent, let alone even dialog or debate. The participation in the media, on everyone’s lips, it is still a utopia.

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