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The Media Fund Launches News Club Live!

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News Club Live – The Media Fund Launches Debate Series – Thursday 31 May

News Club is a live debate show brought to you by The Media Fund. showcasing a new way of getting involved with news coverage. It will combine a panel of experts with an audience of news-hounds to dissect hot topics and the media dynamics behind them, taking apart what’s been reported and uncovering what has been left out.

The inaugural event, part of Sheffield’s Festival of Debate, is on Thursday 31 May, 7 pm at Roco Creative Co-op, 342 Glossop Rd. S10 2HW.

The News Club Live launch features an amazing line-up including hip-hop star Lowkey, Real Media’s Kam Sandhu and Media Diversified’s Maya Goodfellow.

A series of grassroots News Clubs are being set up around the country in Manchester, Dorset, London, and Liverpool, aiming to bring people together to critically evaluate news and issues.

The Media Fund’s Thomas Barlow said of the event, “News Club Live is going to be a really exciting event, as it’s not just important to follow the news, but also see what is going on behind the stories.”

We hope readers and Media Fund partners can get behind this project and help make each event a success. Please forward this or other publicity to Sheffield contacts.

Tickets are £4 and you can buy them here.


Picks of the Week

Our hand-picked selections from some of the best independent journalism around

The SNP and Nuclear Weapons – Bella Caledonia

The SNP have long sought to rid Scotland of the UK’s nukes. This piece investigates some of the challenges of reality in trying to do so.

Find Bella Caledonia on Twitter @bellacaledonia

Child Sex Abuse – Byline

After many false starts the inquiry is up and running, though it isn’t getting nearly the attention that CSA used to get. Byline cover just some of the major concerns about how things are going.

Find Byline on Twitter @Byline_Media

McDonalds Strike – Union News

There’s been an encouraging uptick in industrial action in sectors that tend not to be unionised. Deliveroo is one example, McDonald’s is possibly even more significant. Most establishment media don’t seem too bothered, but Unions News are always on hand to share the details.

Find Unions News on Twitter @Union_News


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