MediaNorth submits evidence to Northern Culture Inquiry

MediaNorth has submitted evidence to the inquiry currently being held by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Northern Culture. This seeks to identify what Northern Culture needs to rebuild, rebalance and recover – and help shape Government decision making and policy. The main focus of our evidence is on the key role local and regional printContinue reading “MediaNorth submits evidence to Northern Culture Inquiry”

Trade Unions and the Media – a look forward to our upcoming Festival of Debate events

‘MediaNorth’ editor Granville Williams sets the scene for our two online events for the Festival of Debate, on Trade Union topics. The June 2020 issue of ‘MediaNorth’ had a specific theme of trade unions during the COVID-19 pandemic. We return to trade union themes with two events during the Sheffield Festival of Debate 2021: Trade Unions, Workers’ Rights and the Media on 5Continue reading “Trade Unions and the Media – a look forward to our upcoming Festival of Debate events”

Amazon union drive gets global media coverage: our Editor writes in Yorkshire Bylines

Image: Christian Wiediger at Unsplash. Our Editor, Granville Williams, published an article in Yorkshire Bylines this week, highlighting the fiercely fought battle to organise an American Amazon warehouse. In it, he discusses working conditions, the company’s use of intrusive surveillance methods, support for the union drive against threats and coercion – and the impact thatContinue reading “Amazon union drive gets global media coverage: our Editor writes in Yorkshire Bylines”

‘Fix The Media’ – New from MediaNorth

‘Fix the Media’ has been written by a group of academics and journalists to kick-start debate and action on media reform.  Granville Williams, editor of MediaNorth, said: All of the contributors to ‘Fix the Media’ are aware that the prospect for substantial media reform is frozen in the current political situation, but we wanted to highlight the concernsContinue reading “‘Fix The Media’ – New from MediaNorth”

‘It’s the Media – Stupid!’ NOW ON SALE

‘It’s the Media, Stupid! The Media, the 2019 Election and the Aftermath’ is now on sale.  Sincere thanks to Steve Bell, The Guardian cartoonist, for the pungent cover cartoon. You can buy the book directly from CPBF(North). Here’s how you can do it: Send a cheque for £11.50 inc P&P, with your name and address, to CPBF(North) 24 Tower Avenue,Continue reading “‘It’s the Media – Stupid!’ NOW ON SALE”

‘Wapping – the Workers’ Story’

CPBF(North) had planned to show the film ‘Wapping – the Workers’ Story’ last May, but sadly this wasn’t possible, because of Coronavirus restrictions. It’s still something we hope to do in the future though, so look out for updates. We thought you’d still be interested to know, however, that Ann Field who played a key roleContinue reading “‘Wapping – the Workers’ Story’”

Watch the sessions from our ‘It’s the Media, Stupid!’ Conference

The well-attended conference It’s The Media, Stupid! Post-Election Policies for Media Reform was an outstanding success. We commissioned Route Publishing to record the sessions on the day and they are now available to view below. If, after you have watched the session recordings, you want to get involved in the media reform work we discussed in the final conferenceContinue reading “Watch the sessions from our ‘It’s the Media, Stupid!’ Conference”