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The failure of political journalism

Wed 29 May 2019

Helen Lewis, associate editor of the New Statesman, sees a number of failures in modern political journalism. In this seminar she articulates the problem in terms of seven sins, starting with the ‘teleological view’ and ending with ‘the view from Versailles’.

She also describes the seductive power of the collective narrative as being one of the most distorting forces in modern political journalism.

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