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The beginning of the Leveson inquiry today signals the start of a period of intense scrutiny and reflection about the way our media culture has developed. After the events of the summer, public trust in the media is at an all time low with only 38% of people in the UK believing what our newspapers have to say. Such distrust is detrimental to our democracy; we must show that the press has the capacity to produce public-interest journalism that holds our decision makers to account.
To counter the negativity that exists amongst the public, New Deal of the Mind is working on a project, developing an idea by Jonathan Heawood, that aims to restore faith in the Fourth Estate. Wilkes – named in honour of the MP and journalist John Wilkes, who fought for the right to report on Parliament – is a new organisation that will reinvent the tradition of parliamentary journalism, combining the highest standards of the old media with the rapid connectivity of new media.
Through publishing engaging, objective, narrative journalism on all aspects of Parliament, Wilkes will build bridges between politicians, the media and the public, facilitating greater democratic engagement, higher accountability and more transparency.
Keep your eyes peeled on the blog for further updates on Wilkes’ progress over the coming months.
For more details contact Simon Bunney email@example.com