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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New book: Media Amnesia

My book Media Amnesia: Rewriting the Economic Crisis is out now with Pluto Press. From Donald Trump, to Brexit and the rise of nationalist populism across Europe, what role has the media played in shaping our current political moment? Following the news coverage of a decade-long crisis that includes the 2008 financial crash and the Great Recession, the UK deficit,…

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New Book: Media & Austerity

My edited volume, co-edited with Steve Schifferes and Sophie Knowles, has just been published by Routledge. The Media and Austerity examines the role of the news media in communicating and critiquing economic and social austerity measures in Europe since 2010. From an array of comparative, historical and interdisciplinary vantage points, this edited collection seeks to understand how and why austerity…

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New Project: Good Societies

Good Societies is a new project that asks: what would a ‘good’ society look like? In regular workshops and a reading group, we tackle questions like: What kind of economic models would a good society have? What kinds of political systems? What would gender look like in a good society? Would we have nation-states? Join us for our launch event…

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Piece in Red Pepper

New piece in Red Pepper: Media amnesia let politicians off the hook for the economic crisis

New article: News satire and memory

News Satire: Giving the news a memory New article out in Triple C. It is claimed that journalism is facing a far-reaching crisis, with mainstream news becoming ever less independent and informative, and therefore less trusted by publics. In re-sponse to this journalistic crisis, what has been termed the “fifth estate” – news satire – has flourished globally in recent…

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