The World Transformed

Very happy to have been invited to speak at The World Transformed festival in Liverpool! TWT is a politics, arts and music festival running alongside the Labour Party Conference between the 22nd and 25th of September. My panel is called Occupy Fleet Street: How to Democratise the British Media, with myself, Tom Mills, Leo Watkins, Dan Hind, Angela Phillps and…

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IIPPE conference, Pula

The International Initiative for Promoting Political Economy will have their conference in Pula this year, on the theme of ‘The State of Capitalism and the State of Political Economy‘. This is my first IIPPE conference, and I’m happy to be presenting twice – on media amnesia and also on Good Societies, in their brilliant-looking activism stream.

ESA conference, Zagreb

The European Sociological Association RN18 mid-term conference this year is on the theme ‘Communication, Capitalism and Social Change’. Really excited to be participating with a paper on media amnesia and the economic crisis.

Review by Simon Wren-Lewis

Oxford economist Simon Wren-Lewis has reviewed Media Amnesia in Open Democracy’s section on new thinking for the British economy, here. he’s also given an interesting analysis on the role of the media in austerity on his blog.

People’s Assembly conference 2nd June

I was very happy to have the opportunity to speak at the People’s Assembly national conference on Saturday. It was a great event and I’m looking forward to taking part in future activities.

The Selfish Giants

This month’s issue of the New Internationalist is devoted to media and media reform. I have a piece in there and am one of this month’s featured authors. The New Int is a multi-stakeholder co-operative owned by its workers and 3600 small investors – of which I’m one. I grew up with this magazine and am proud to now have…

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