TAlking about brexit

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Tusko’s assistant producer mel went to a fascinating talk this week

The 26th of June 2016 is a date that will never be forgotten in British history; the day the British public decided to leave the EU.

Brexit, the EU, negotiations and pure confusion have been driving the media since.

Our Assistant Producer Mel is never far from breaking news

Our Assistant Producer Mel is never far from breaking news

In those two years, we have seen a change of leadership, an influx of right wing politics across Europe, a confused public and a huge amount of satirical content.

Britain was even lucky enough to feature on America’s infamous SNL, beating Trump’s usual appearance.

With only a few months to go until the big withdrawal, our Assistant Producer Melanie was excited to attend a Guardian Live event: ‘Brexit and The Media’, at Bristol’s Watershed.

It was a fantastic panel, including editor-in-chief of The Guardian Katharine Viner, (Mel’s favourite) journalist John Harris, co-founder of the Bristol Cable Adam Cantwell-Corn, operations manager for Ujima Radio LaToyah McAllister-Jones and chair Sonia Sodha.

Looking at the most recent developments around our exit from the EU and the way news organisations are faced with this never ending change, gave her an insight into the strengths and weaknesses of our media.

Guardian Live: Brexit and the media took place at Bristol’s Watershed

Guardian Live: Brexit and the media took place at Bristol’s Watershed

The guests spoke for an hour, explaining their roles and experience of covering the complicated subject, from finding underrepresented voices, to following key moments in Brussels and parliament and trying to produce objective content.

The talk was followed by half an hour of thought provoking questions, such as: can the public being bored of Brexit lead us into a disaster? How is the media going to develop post Brexit? Why haven’t the people of Northern Island had a voice?

“What I learnt was that even those reporting on Brexit were uncertain about our future, simply reaffirming my worries,” said Mel.

How do you feel the media has covered this pivotal moment in British history?


 
 

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