Tag: Mainstream Media

Don’t Trust the Papers

Think of the press as a great keyboard on which the government can play.  Joseph Goebbels Mistrust in the mainstream media has been fuelled by allegations of bias and the spread of ‘fake news’. Reuters Institute Digital News Report 2017 found that just over 40 per cent of people in the UK agreed with the statement,…

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Maybe The Media Expected More From Labour

In the wake of the 2018 local election results, the general consensus amongst the mainstream press as that no-one had really won the local elections. The BBC reported Labour being pleased despite not making major gains, declaring that there was “no clear winner”, there has been a lot of discussion on Twitter and…

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Chatter #8 – Stephanie Farnsworth on Mainstream Media, Clickbait, and The Media Revolution

Stephanie Farnsworth of Stand Up Magazine has joined us on today’s show to talk about independent and mainstream media, the click model of journalism, her experience running Stand Up magazine, and how she see’s the future of news media in the UK. You can now find us on iTunes so you can give us a…

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Does The Mainstream Media Still Have A Role To Play?

“Does the mainstream media still serve any useful purpose?” – This was the question posed by an audience member during Question Time this week, so we decided to take a look at the influence that mainstream media brands still have on the political debate in the UK and whether they still have a…

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Grenfell Fire and Fallout: A Lesson In Media Framing

The fire at Grenfell tower in Kensington has been at the centre of media coverage over the past few days. The deaths have sparked angry protests, calls for resignation, the start of a formal government inquiry, and some serious scrutiny of the politicians who could have arguably prevented this tragedy. There have been…

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