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Media Voices podcast: LSE's Charlie Beckett on its Truth, Trust and Technology Commission

In this week's episode we 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 team are reading:

The Book of Man: why ex-Shortlist editor is launching a platform to ‘reappraise’ masculinity, via The Drum

Optimising journalism for trust, via Jay Rosen on Medium

An apology for the Internet - from the architects who built it, via the New Yorker

 

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