Remember Sangat TV? When the riots kicked off in Birmingham in August, these guys got in their car with their camera to cover events on the streets live. The results and the reaction they got was astounding.
This Wednesday you can see Sangat TV’s frontman Upphinder Randhawa talking about how and why he did it with Paul Bradshaw of Online Journalism Blog, as a pre-screening discussion prior to Flix Fixer’s showing of Ace in The Hole at the Custard Factory this Wednesday:
For our first History Repeating event, we’re drawing connections between two of the biggest stories of the summer …
Murdochgate. The phone-tapping scandal hit new lows with the Millie Dowler case, fundamentally shaking the public trust in the news.
UK Riots. Everyone had an opinion of what the causes were and what they said about our society, but Sangat TV brought a personal touch and passion to the news in a way that captured the attention of the public and major news networks around the globe.
The news – how we gather it, report it and how we respond to it – is going through a seismic shift. But is personality-driven and emotionally-led news reporting any better than a news service that’s driven by a ruthless pursuit of readership and advertisers?
Listen to some answers to these questions and see ‘the legendary Billy Wilder’s classic tale of the dark side of the news’ this Wednesday 2nd November at 6.30pm in the Custard Factory. Entry is £6.50.