Perhaps the most significant development came when Corbyn announced proposals for re-organising the BBC and the establishment of a Public Digital Corporation to run alongside it.
Boris Johnson’s niqab comments earlier in the week scarcely merit analysis on the surface issues of clothing, security, theology or feminism (Johnson LOL).
Paul Dacre will move on as editor of The Daily Mail this autumn after more than a quarter of a century in the role. It’s a chance to reflect on the current influence and narratives of right-wing establishment media in which he has played such a key role.
Media Fund partner, Open Democracy reported last week that The London Evening Standard has struck a £3m deal to provide positive news coverage for 6 major corporations.
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Coverage of this week’s massacre of 60+ Palestinians has been predictably mixed.
While the right-wing press was fairly quick to go along with pushing an Israeli narrative, The Daily Mail did at least splash a large “bloodbath” headline on the front page.
Hopes for a further government inquiry into press misconduct were dashed this week as a Labour attempt to bring it back to life was narrowly defeated in The Commons.