The build-up to last week’s Brexit summit of ministers at Chequers featured exactly the kind of elite and commentariat behaviour which many people connect to the decision to leave the EU in the first place.
Scottish co-op The Ferret has announced a plan to greatly increase reader and member participation in content generation.
Anyone can sign up and can register fields in which they have interest and knowledge.
In January we covered how the BBC spent £8m attempting to improve “local democracy” reporting. These efforts will likely do little to improve actual local journalism but will manage to enrich large and un-localized corporations, such as Johnstone Press, Newsquest, and Trinity Mirror.
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.
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.
The Windrush scandal only blew up after 6 months of The Guardian covering cases of British citizens being detained, deported, denied work, housing, and benefits, or charged cast amount for NHS treatment, which they were fully entitled to.