The middle-aged men of the press must keep pace with seismic social change, or be left behind

Defensive, self-interested reporting of equality campaigns will leave national newspapers looking behind the curveHear that rumble; feel that tremor. It’s tectonic plates shifting. 2017 was a year of aggressive activism. 2018 will be even more so.Equality and social justice campaigns have noticeably gone up a gear: think #MeToo, gender, race, mental health, disability. Finally, after years denying there was a problem or defending the status quo, authorities in government and other areas of public life appear to be listening. So how will a British media famously sluggish about addressing demands for social change, much less for change and diversity within the industry itself, cope? The omens aren’t uniformly good. Continue reading......

12 Published By - Theguardian.com - Politics news, UK and world political comment and analysis - 2018.01.14. 15:00
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