Polarised

Are our broadcasters fit for purpose?

Episode Summary

With Dorothy Byrne, Channel 4’s head of news and current affairs, and author of, ‘Trust Me, I’m Not a Politician’.

Episode Notes

More than ever our broadcasters are accused of bias and spin, and the subject of wild conspiracy theories. Have they brought these attacks upon themselves? For those at the top of our broadcast media, what’s the right response to a polarised political landscape? And can they win back the growing minority who have lost trust in what they see and hear?

Recorded the day after the Channel 4 climate change debate, Matthew Taylor and Ian Leslie speak to Dorothy Byrne, the broadcaster's head of news and current affairs, and author of, ‘Trust Me, I’m Not a Politician’.  

Produced by Craig Templeton Smith.

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