So I think that networked journalism is itself a more democratic form of journalism because it shifts power and engages public participation.
It changes the media model from this
What I am going to argue is that with media change we are moving towards this model
What is the Commission? Purpose and funding – LSE public engagement. Commissioners – advisory, cross-sectoral
Govt journalism and politics lecture 2019
Journalism and politics
Prof Charlie Beckett
• How have new technologies changed the relationship between
journalism and politics?
What does journalism do for politics?
[facts, records, statistics, events,
[debate, analysis, comment, opinion]
[investigation, audit, voice for
Vicious cycle of disruptive political media
more fake news
Political communications now driven by data
and the platforms
Getting worse before it gets better?
•1. Governments, corporations, lobby groups now
investing in information manipulation
•2. New channels, platforms and networks will
provide fresh distribution outlets for
•3. Failure to address systematic problem means
we treat symptoms not structural challenges
Has the post-Enlightenment dream of an
informed society turned into digital dystopia?
The new subjective normal?
Hyper partisan, affective political journalism
Is journalism part of the solution or the