The last ten years has seen a paradox of power for journalists. Overall, the ability of the mainstream news media to set agendas and control information has been drastically diminished. However, individual journalists or acts of journalism can have more impact than ever before. This matters. To the journalists, but also to the public, because knowledge is power and […]
Trust is a four letter word right now. And it usually comes with ‘I don’t’ before it. It is like happiness. We all agree it is a Good Thing and we want it. But we rarely sit down and think about what it actually means. We talk naturally about trusting friends or lovers (or not) but when it comes […]
Tom Baldwin has been on a rollercoaster ride of media and democracy in the UK (and USA) for the last few febrile, fetid and fantastic decades. As someone who has worked for left and right wing newspapers and for politicians and Great Causes, he knows how the punches have landed.
He’s disappointed. In the system and his own role in […]