The common ground of both these reports, Cairncross and Knight, is that local media serve local democracy. They then depart company on how it is to be supported and encouraged, the former looking to public finance, the latter to philanthropy and citizenship. On balance, we need to find ways in which local journalism can re-discover its old craft and creativity for its own ends.
Former journalist and LSE MSc student Behailu Shiferaw Mihirete argues that the new Prime Minister of Ethiopia Abiy Ahmed should have more global recognition for his reforms that have transformed the freedom of the press. @behailus
TIME magazine could not have picked a more appropriate year than 2018 to honor journalists and the press as its Person of the Year […]
LSE MSc student Sam Gangadin-Guinness looks at what leaving the EU will mean for Britain’s ability to reign in the powerful tech companies.
The 2016 Brexit campaign was pitched as a crusade to repatriate Britain and ‘take back control’, however, subsequent scrutiny of the campaign run by Vote Leave exposed that parliament’s deficiency of sovereignty lay not in our alliance with […]
Ben Zand believes in the power of representation and uses his documentaries to tell stories about people that might not otherwise be heard. He wants to represent reality and to help people all over the world understand each other.