Audio: New media and the British commentariat

The British media is exceptional in its status as part of the political class. But with the newsroom becoming defunct as a site of cultural production, and models of journalistic authority breaking down, this role is threatened. Laurie Penny and James Butler discuss, hosted by Aaron Peters.

Novara is a weekly Resonance FM show discussing political theory, practice and aesthetics, hosted by Aaron Peters. For more Novara episodes, listen live on Resonance FM or go to their page on Soundcloud.  


About the authors

Aaron Bastani is a Ph.D candidate at the  New Political Communications Unit (Royal Holloway University) and is also a participant with Novara Media. He is interested in technology, politics and social change and how these three areas intersect in the contemporary context, from political economy to social movements.

James Butler blogs as Pierce Penniless and tweets @piercepenniless.

Laurie Penny is a journalist and activist.