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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.

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

Laurie Penny is a journalist and activist.

James Butler blogs as Pierce Penniless and tweets @piercepenniless.

Aaron Bastani is the co-founder of Novara Media and Silke Digital. He is an expert on digital media, protest and political communications and has published with, among others, the Guardian, Vice and the LRB. He is currently completing a Ph.D at the New Political Communications Unit at Royal Holloway, University of London. You can follow him on twitter @aaronbastani