Elitism vs Pluralism vs ***

The media politics of social protest‘ (Sampedro 1997) reviews three different ways social movements frame (or don’t) the media and policy agendas: elitism (top-down), pluralism and institutional-ism. The drawings show schematically the influences among the subjects and explores a third one for nowadays, where social movements (an society in general) have become active actors in the mainstream media ecology.

In which way people and social movements participate in the the Mainstream media? Should corporations be included as another source of non-governmental power?
What are all those intersections?


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