Category: News

Try the twenty quid test

THINK BACK: if you were around at the turn of the century, how much do you reckon you were spending on media each week? On a couple of papers a day, magazines, or (heaven forbid) pay-TV? What d’you reckon? £20 a week in today’s values? Perhaps more? So what do you spend that £20 on…
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What do we mean by Better Media?

Ultimately, what Better Media becomes will depend on what our contributors collaboratively do and decide together. We want a more diverse, democratic and accountable media, but how can we get there? As a starter for five here are the headings of the main proposals in this Media Reform Manifesto (.pdf), the output of a broad…
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Why do we need Better Media?

There is a severe lack of diversity, democracy and accountability in UK media, which is dominated by a handful of corporations. As co-founder of the Media Reform Coalition Des Freedman has explained, the UK media landscape is: “characterised by the domination of attention, audiences and agendas by a relatively small number of very powerful companies…
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Be the media, know the media, change the media

We need to think bigger if we are to achieve the sort of media that the public want and need.

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UK media dominated by a handful of corporations

Here is a great 30 second video about UK media ownership put together by the Media Reform Coalition (MRC) It’s a pretty dismal picture, isn’t it? And that’s not all – things have actually got even worse since this video and the accompanying comprehensive UK Media Ownership report (.pdf) was made back in 2015! Trinity…
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