About Natalie Fenton

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). 

Articles by Natalie Fenton

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Mariam Ali

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Choose Your Charter! Cameron's and the Opposition response to Leveson compared

On Monday 18 March a potentially historic vote on whether and how the UK press should be regulated will be voted on by the House of Commons. This sets out the case for the opposition against the British government's approach.  

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’. 

A Rubicon too far: the Prime Minister has shown he is beholden to the Press

Leveson’s recommendations would not compromise the freedom of the British press, but balance it with freedom of the public. So why is Cameron so terrified?

Life after Leveson: teaching Auntie how to suck eggs

Leveson has illuminated deep democratic problems at the heart of the British media. Far from immune to this culture, the BBC needs to learn from the inquiry and actively assert its independence. 

Occupy: rediscovering the general will in hard times

Times of economic crisis call into question our systems of democracy. Today's global occupy movement is a call to reclaim the economy as a site of decision. To do so, we will need to rethink ourselves as political subjects.

Who owns the news?

In response to the Murdoch 'Hackgate' scandal Westminster has created the Levenson inquiry to look at how the media in Britain should be governed. A Co-ordinating Committee for media reform has been created to give evidence and argue for a democratic outcome. One of its leading organisers sets out her approach.

Murdochgate and the News: we need to reframe media and the public interest

'Murdochgate' is caused by an underlying crisis in the media and the production of news

The BBC Strategy Review: Goldsmiths Leverhulme Media Research Centre responds

Staff at the Goldsmiths Leverhulme Media Research Centre give their verdict on the BBC Strategy Review: its proposals "would lead to a reduction in quality, would signify a shrinking of ambition and would undermine the public space facilitated by the BBC"

The future of the news

The collapse of the media’s business model demands a critical consideration of what we want news for and how it can be delivered

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