OurBeeb forum session 3: pluralism, news and current affairs

The third session of the OurBeeb forum at King’s College London saw Iain Overton, Tom Mills, Natalie Fenton and Claire Bolderson challenge the BBC’s claims to impartiality while suggesting ways of redefining journalistic ‘truth’. 

Click above to watch a 5-minute highlight video of this session. The full audio is also available to stream and download from yourlisten

About the authors

Claire Bolderson is a news journalist and documentary maker with more than 25 years’ experience at the BBC. She was presenter of Newshour on the World Service and The World Tonight on Radio 4.

Natalie Fenton is Professor of Media and Communications at Goldsmiths,
University of London, where she is also Joint Head of Department and
Co-Director of the Goldsmiths Leverhulme Media Research Centre and the Centre for the Study of Global Media and Democracy. She has published widely on issues relating to news, journalism, radical politics and new media. Her latest books are 'New Media, Old News: Journalism and Democracy in the Digital Age' (Sage, 2010) and 'Misunderstanding the Internet' written with James Curran and Des Freedman and published by Routledge (forthcoming, Jan. 2012). 

Tom Mills is a researcher and PhD candidate at the University of Bath and a co-editor of New Left Project