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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.

James Butler Laurie Penny Aaron Bastani
8 January 2013

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.  

 

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