Media


Fining Facebook isn’t enough – we need total media reform

12 July 2018 We can either realise a world where technology serves the many, or settle for one in which data oligarchs rule unchecked. By Mathew Lawrence and Laurie Laybourn-Langton

Media amnesia let politicians off the hook for the economic crisis

13 February 2018 Dr Laura Basu explains that the media allowed politicians to re-write history, erasing the true causes of the economic crisis.

Tabloids do not represent the working class

2 November 2017 The tabloid press claims to be an authentic voice of the working class - but it's run by and for the elites, writes Matt Thompson

Going from a top BBC job to Tory spin chief should be banned – it’s that simple

7 July 2017 This revolving door between the 'impartial' broadcaster and the Conservatives stinks, writes Louis Mendee – we need a different media

Secrets and spies of Scotland Yard

23 March 2017 A new Espionage Act threatens whistleblowers and journalists, writes Sarah Kavanagh

Joint statement on George Osborne’s appointment to the Evening Standard

20 March 2017 'We have come together to denounce this brazen conflict of interest and to champion the growing need for independent, truthful and representative media'

How to make your own media

13 December 2016 Lorna Stephenson and Adam Cantwell-Corn on running a local media co-op

Donate to build socialist media

8 October 2016 Right now, with the rise of Jeremy Corbyn, there is a real possibility of a resurgence of the left in Britain. With mainstream media showing clear bias against Corbyn, this new left movement urgently needs its own strong voices.

Novara: new media for a different politics

26 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

10 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

30 May 2014 Sean Farmelo looks at the growth of a local, independent voice in Birmingham

New media versus the state – Jeremy Scahill interview

17 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

3 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?

26 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

24 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

2 February 2012 Exclusive podcast with Dan Hind, James Curran, Zahera Harb

Mule, Manchester’s alternative press

5 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

24 October 2011 Reforming the media after the phone hacking scandal: a Red Pepper roundtable

Wapping: the workers’ perspective

20 October 2011 Michael Pooler visits an exhibition dedicated to the contininuing relevance of the Wapping dispute

A glasnost moment?

20 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

24 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

2 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

5 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

5 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

16 June 2010 Red Chidgey explains the key steps to making and distributing your own zine