In this week’s episode the Media Voices crew hear from the London School of Economics’ professor Charlie Beckett about its Truth, Trust & Technology Commission*, on the role of platforms in defining truth, whether media literacy is a good or a bad thing and whether we can still use the term “fake news” as a helpful definition.
In the news round-up, a full house of hosts discuss Hearst’s mea culpa over abandoning quality journalism in pursuit of scale, Netflix’s original content plans, and early wobbles for Facebook’s local journalism scheme.
*The LSE Truth, Trust and Technology (T3) Commission deals with the crisis in public information. It will work with experts, practitioners and the public to identify structural causes of media misinformation and set out a new framework for strategic policy. It is funded by the LSE Knowledge Exchange & Impact Fund.