Media New & Old – Providing Access For All.

  • April 22, 2013 · 6:30 PM
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Austin Mitchell MP has agreed to host a meeting at the House of Commons on “Media New & Old – Providing Access For All.”

In March we produced a video called “Have I Got Tax For You” that explored in a humorous way the fact that in our present crisis the poor seem to pay and the very rich get away with it. We did this video with ApexTV as an InternetTV programme.

“Have I Got Tax For You Media Launch”

At this meetup we are going to launch this TV Programme and centre it on a discussion of how the New Media has given individuals and organisations greater access to diverse audiences and more freedom. We are going to explore how the media has changed in the last half a century and how the traditional media can link in with the new in a new era of communication.

Is the age of the New Media one where people can not only access and watch programmes but make and produce them as well? Does the Internet and the New Media herald a new age of communication equality?

Austin Mitchell. Many TV personalities have reinvented themselves as MPs but few have a more colourful tale to tell than veteran Labour backbencher Austin Mitchell. Austin has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Great Grimsby since a 1977 by-election.

The Great Grimsby MP, then a young politics lecturer, was an inescapable presence on New Zealand television in the early 1960s.Then he was a journalist at ITV company Yorkshire Television from 1969 to 1977, presenting their regional news show Calendar, although he spent a short period at the BBC in 1972. Mitchell supported the introduction of television cameras to the House of Commons, raising it for discussion in 1983.[2] The move opened the proceedings of the House to the wider public, who previously had only been able to follow via newspapers and, from 1978, radio.

Andrea Gordon will also be there. She is a writer/performer and conceived the idea of the programme and co -wrote/co- produced along with the team at ApexTV and GlobalNet21.

This is the first in our concept of exploring the big issues of the day from the ground level, cutting through the jargon to make information accessible and quick to pick up, then presenting them in TV style format.

Also we think a spoonful of chuckles along the way might help digest the sometimes unpalatable truth...!

Andrea will be on hand to answer questions both about the subject of the Video and media in general, as will Marc Barto, who's expertise in filming and his vision has helped guide this project so far.

Suhail Chughtai from ApexTV will also be joining us to speak as well.

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  • carole k.

    I've realised this is my last day before my Law exam on Monday 30th. So sadly I'm staying in with my nose in a book! Sorry. Look forward to more media inspired events as I will be writing my dissertation about the mediated images of social workers.

    April 22, 2013

    • Rajen

      :)

      April 23, 2013

    • carole k.

      It's more law applying to Social Work than Media Law, but who knows?!

      1 · April 23, 2013

  • Rajen

    Interesting introduction and information about the possibilities now for communicating online.

    April 23, 2013

  • Tom S.

    Radio 4 tonight, cost of tax avoidance.

    April 23, 2013

  • Marc B.

    For those who couldn't make it, here is an audio recording of most of the event: https://www.dropbox.com/s/72nvddgrobo90qe/Media-OldandNew.mp3

    1 · April 23, 2013

  • Juhi

    Standing outside a very long queue :)

    April 22, 2013

  • Tom S.

    Now in room 1 House of Lords due to power cut.

    April 22, 2013

    • Francis S.

      The queue is quite long so we may be late starting

      April 22, 2013

    • Peter F.

      Sorry Frncis, have travel problems, so won't be able to make it this time :(

      April 22, 2013

  • Judy M.

    Is that true?

    April 22, 2013

  • Judy M.

    Is that true?

    April 22, 2013

  • Steve C.

    Why hasn't the meeting venue been notified on meetup. I understand it's now on Committee room 1

    April 22, 2013

  • MJY (Michael Y.

    Apologies for the late notice, Francis, but I've just got in from my dentist's after an unexpectedly heavy root canal session. Regretfully, I'm not up to joining you this evening. I look forward to hearing how everything went.

    April 22, 2013

  • Maylinne

    I was so looking forward to this and can't make it now (stuck in the office with the handover - my colleague's last day :(
    If we finish at reasonable time, I try to join you.

    April 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry! Work came up again

    April 22, 2013

  • Keirs K.

    Sorry will not make it to London but will follow any outcomes. Go wsell!

    April 22, 2013

  • Christelle

    Unfortunately I won't be able to make it by 18:30.

    April 22, 2013

  • Lily S.

    Apologies, but work commitments now mean I won't make it to Central London by 18:30! Hopefully next time. All the best for a great event.

    April 22, 2013

  • Miles J.

    Delighted to attend and be part of a forward thinking project.

    April 22, 2013

  • Darren W.

    Many apologies, other commitments are too pressing for me to attend. I will promote the event via my Twitter inthe hope of interesting others in it.

    April 22, 2013

  • Anne B.

    Really looking forward to seeing this come to life - good luck Andrea!

    April 21, 2013

  • Vid

    Interested in all things media

    April 21, 2013

  • Keith L.

    Not in London.

    April 20, 2013

  • Dan C.

    Unfortunately, my job in New media means I can't get out in time! "Ahh boo" to new media :P

    April 19, 2013

  • Senake A.

    ...you could sign this petition to encourage them to pay and/or stop raising consumer prices: https://secure.38degrees.org.uk/npower-tax

    April 18, 2013

  • Senake A.

    Some detail on nPower’s tax over the last 3 years and why 38 Degrees are right to protest
    http://www.taxresearch.org.uk/Blog/2013/04/18/npowers-tax-and-why-38-degrees-are-right-to-protest/

    April 18, 2013

  • Ed

    Double-booked.

    April 16, 2013

    • arti

      Andreas film will be on at the Richmix on the 2nd May as part of an anti austerity 'Thatcher years' festival.

      April 18, 2013

  • Francesca A.

    Hi Im involved with an internet tv news and current affairs programme, so this will be of interest to me.

    April 18, 2013

  • Derek G.

    Hello,
    I hate to say this but all of us come into the world with different abilities - some able to make large amounts of money, some unable to do this, and those in between. Who's to blame? God? our mothers and fathers? or simply each one of us individually?

    April 17, 2013

  • Joanna N.

    I am so excited about coming along to your event on Monday.
    I think that we are going through so many exciting changes at the moment!
    We cannot hide the truth any more from the public because there is nowhere to hide any more! The public want the truth and will not settle for anything else.
    So let us rejoice because we are at the beginning of a new dawn in history!

    April 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    sounds great! will look forward to 22nd:)

    April 17, 2013

  • Doug M.

    Looking forward to the discussion and seeing the video.

    April 16, 2013

  • carole k.

    hope to bring some friends from uni, this looks great

    April 8, 2013

  • cida

    i will try to bring few friends with me.
    my name is cida .

    April 2, 2013

  • P.Selvaratnam

    looking forward to it

    April 2, 2013

  • Prodeepta D.

    Look forward to it.

    April 2, 2013

  • Phil S.

    Would have liked to go to this but will be out of the country..

    April 2, 2013

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