What Makes News Worthy? How does the media that we consume every day fulfil its democratic role?
Date28 April, 2012
LocationThe Hive, Manchester
The second workshop in the 'The Alternative Leveson Inquiry' series by Spin Dry Media Collective, a group of young writers and illustrators was supported by NOISE incubation projects.
Spin Dry are the first group of creatives to use the new ‘drop-in’ office space at The Hive in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. The free What Makes News Worthy? workshop looked at the media coverage of current affairs, analysing how stories are deemed news worthy in the first place. In the light of the recent Leveson enquiry into media ethics and practice, how does the media that we consume every day fulfil its democratic role? The three hour session included a look into how social media has changed the way we receive news forever.
The content created during the workshop was included in the first issue of the Spin Dry Newspaper and Spin Dry Website.
The collective held an earlier workshop called Picturing the News.
The European Commission’s Youth in Action Programme