Brexit and the Tragic Downfall of British Media – Steven Barnett

9 07 2016

Newspapers BrexitThere is a conceit among many senior editors in the U.K. that Britain has “the best journalism in the world.” At its best, certainly, British journalism is very good indeed. From the sober analysis of the Financial Times and the Economist to the tub-thumping of the tabloid press to the BBC’s worldwide reputation for accuracy and impartiality, the British public has access to a healthy mixture of domestic, foreign, and investigative reporting. On many occasions, democracy has been well served by journalists here who make important stories accessible and hold power to account. Read the rest of this entry »





The BBC and public service TV has a future: but it must change to survive – Des Freedman

9 07 2016

BBCWhat is the future of television, in an era of extraordinary technological change that has brought new challengers to the established broadcasting companies and their scheduled programmes? Who should it be aimed at and how will it be paid for? Read the rest of this entry »