Zoom discussion: Time to take sides?

by Emily B
Full recording of Lionel and Piers’ discussion.

Wincott’s second online event, on March 4th 2021, took place only one week before Piers Morgan’s controversial departure as co-host of Good Morning Britain. 

Reflecting on the launch of partisan television news coverage in the UK, Piers and our chairman Lionel Barber discussed whether this was the beginning of a new era in British media.

They also considered the likelihood of US style media polarization, overtly partisan punditry, the threat posed to balance and accuracy in reporting, and the challenge to the BBC model of broadcasting.

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