So, should MEDIA be democratic?

Untelevised: The Podcast

06-07-2021 • 1 hr 28 mins

We're continuing to explore democracy, as the 'ordinary' persons opportunity to contribute to the conversations that govern our societies. This episode, we're turning our focus to its fourth pillar, the media.

The British media has notoriously been labelled ‘Pale, Male, Stale and Posh’ based on the fact that our journalists are predominantly white (94%), male (55%) and university-educated (86%). However, technology is transforming this landscape, making way for what we call ‘citizen journalism.’

Citizens or ordinary people are now documenting what they see, hear and think in ways that would have been impossible just a couple of decades ago. Playing an active role in the process of collecting, reporting, analysing and sharing news and information. We take a deep dive into what this means for society. We're also announcing some exciting news!

Learn - what is democratic media? (3 mins 20 secs)

Discuss - Carrina Gaffney, Lankelly Chase (10 mins 15 secs) find them on Twitter/ Website;  Ceri Dingle, Worldwrite/ Worldbytes (36 mins 15 secs) find them on Facebook/ Twitter/ YouTube/ Vimeo/ Website

Share - what can we all do? (1 hour 15 mins)

Things we mentioned:

Democracy Episode; Lankelly Chase; Lankelly Chase News and Media Fund; Worldwrite/ Worldbytes; Worldbytes free camera training; How to be a Citizen Journalist (Filmanthropy); Full Fact Fact Checker; First Draft Fact Checker; Snopes Fact Checker; Bureau Local; Press Association; National Union of Journalists (NUJ); Impress; Public Interest News Foundation

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Untelevised: The Podcast is produced by Untelevised, a joint platform between Filmanthropy and May Project Gardens. Sponsored by the Lankelly Chase Foundation.