Media Alert is a new weekly newsletter from The Media Fund. In each edition of Media Alert, we will be giving you a rundown of the week’s most important events, bringing you news from the frontlines of media politics.
This has been a long but fruitful year.
We have all learned a lot about technology, we have recruited new worker members to the co-op who have been excellent, welcomed new media partners to the Fund, launched our site, done a promotion push online and have agreed on a business plan for the following 12 months. Here is an overview of what came out of the AGM.
If you have a strong or developing platform, and are looking to grow your income and profile, we want to raise cash for you and support you in other ways including advocacy for the exciting and vital growing sector of independent online journalism.
Tom and Dan reflect on the first season of Media Democracy and the Summer of 2017: Corbyn’s electoral breakthrough and a brief moment of media introspection; Snow, Robinson and Harris; everyone waking up to Facebook; the need to connect media policy with a wider programme of democratisation.
This week we speak to Jamie Stern-Weiner about reports of antisemitism at the Labour conference. Jamie is a graduate student in Middle Eastern Studies. He was co-founder of New Left Project and is the editor of ‘Moment of Truth: Tackling Israel-Palestine’s Toughest Questions’, forthcoming from OR Books.
From Spanish and Catalan media to the more than four hundred international journalists: They were all waiting outside the Catalan Parliament for the speech of its president, Carles Puigdemont, in which he could have declared the independence for Catalonia on Tuesday evening.
“To have a prominent BBC journalist and presenter like Nick Robinson attack the independent media, I don’t think it’s acceptable and I think he owes us an apology.”