Tag: The Canary

Steve Topple – “I think we are more than capable of changing collectively, I think the problem is the system won’t let us”

One of the things that I hear quite often is that we’re in need of a revolution. Journalist Steve Topple doesn’t think we’re capable of sparking a revolution and, even if we succeeded, most of us are too soft and we couldn’t survive the madness that comes along with revolution. I often think…

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Chatter #206 – Steve Topple On Fighting The Establishment, Poverty, and Independent Journalism

Steve Topple is a journalist at the Canary who specialises in issues surrounding disability, health, housing, class, economics and government. ‘Mr Topple’ is also now making waves as an innovative music journalist, breaking the mould in terms of his approach to the industry. He regularly writes for one of the world’s leading music…

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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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