Media

Novara: new media for a different politics October 2015

Novara Media are currently fundraising £10,000 to expand their efforts to help transform the media landscape. Andrew Dolan interviewed Novara co-founder Aaron Bastani about new media, insurgent politics and what the future holds for Novara

The crisis in local news – and the developing alternatives August 2014

Emma Hughes talks to journalists about the profiteering pushing local papers to the brink – and meets people producing their own community media

Slaney Street: Birmingham’s new co-operative media project May 2014

Sean Farmelo looks at the growth of a local, independent voice in Birmingham

New media versus the state – Jeremy Scahill interview February 2014

Campaigning US journalist Jeremy Scahill talks to Andrew Dolan about drones, US empire and the prospects for critical media in the digital age

Leveson: Real change for real journalism December 2012

As the dust on Leveson’s report into media ethics and standards begins to settle, Justin Schlosberg reflects on where it leaves the growing movement for media reform

Murdoch is unfit and improper – but how do we get rid of all the press barons? June 2012

Emma Hughes introduces James Curran and Donnacha DeLong, who argue that while Murdoch may be on the ropes, the power of the media mogul is far from vanquished

Jeremy Hardy thinks… about the press June 2012

'The fact the country is not overrun with lynching parties must mean not all readers take the papers seriously'

Audio: Rebellious Media Conference February 2012

Exclusive podcast with Dan Hind, James Curran, Zahera Harb

Mule, Manchester’s alternative press December 2011

The Manchester Mule Collective explain how their project shows a way to start to plug the gap in local news reporting

Media reform: In the public interest October 2011

Reforming the media after the phone hacking scandal: a Red Pepper roundtable

Wapping: the workers’ perspective October 2011

Michael Pooler visits an exhibition dedicated to the contininuing relevance of the Wapping dispute

A glasnost moment? August 2011

There is great potential for a real transformation in the British media and politics, writes Sarah-Jayne Clifton

Political designs for our times January 2011

An interview with Josh MacPhee and Alec Icky Dunn of Signal, a new journal of international political graphics and culture

Activism 3.0 December 2010

Protests are increasingly appearing on the internet in real time in a myriad of ways. Adam Waldron takes a look at the smartphone applications that every activist needs

Slash and burn at the Beeb July 2010

The BBC has barely been out of the headlines in recent months, not least since the publication of its major strategy review. Siobhan McGuirk asked trade unionists and industry figures what they think needs to change at the corporation

Beyond the dross July 2010

John Pilger and Steve Platt first worked together during the 1991 Gulf War, when they shared platforms at Media Workers Against the War rallies. Platt, who had just taken over as editor of the New Statesman, asked Pilger to contribute a regular column for the magazine - which he has continued under different editors and proprietors ever since. Best known for his hard-hitting television and newspaper reports, and his excoriating analysis of the global warmongers, injustice and poverty, Pilger discusses here with Platt their shared craft of journalism

Zine team June 2010

Red Chidgey explains the key steps to making and distributing your own zine






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