In recent years, media brands such as Breitbart, Epoch Times or PI-News (Politically Incorrect) have attracted attention with controversial reporting. BredowCast host Johanna Sebauer talks to media researcher Dr. Cornelius Puschmann about the so-called 'alternative media'.
With often lurid headlines and polarising topics, they offer an allegedly alternative view on things, for which they are celebrated by their readers. What makes these media special? Why are they so popular right now? Is it a temporary boom or have they come to stay? In the conversation with Johanna Sebauer
, Dr. Cornelius Puschmann
analyses the phenomenon of alternative media from a communication science perspective, explains its emergence and gives his assessment of the future development of these media formats.
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