Notes on interviewees

DUNCAN CAMPBELL

Brighton Voice

Secret Society 1987

Inside the Belly of the Beast

It is said that as an investigative journalist you know you;re doing a good job when the police kick your door down, and there are a few journalists here at the RMC this weekend who that has happened to, including our present guest Duncan Campbell.

Duncan - what caused that to happen?

You started as a journalist on a radical underground paper the Brighton Voice - is that a good place to start.

You're here to talk in the session "Inside the Belly of the Beast" - the beast being the traditional or corporate media - and the workshop's description asks how journalists can avoid, to quote George Monbiot "the moronic recycling of what the rich and powerful deem to be news."

What are the pitfalls or dangers?
(Had a programme pulled by the BBC....)

What are the opportunities?

What are the limits of investigative journalism? (My own experience...) - the "illegal" case

Does radical investigative journalism have a future?

DAVE CROUCH - ask him what he wants to say

(tell them to pull up the outcomes page) The Rebellious Media Conference is not just about talk, it's also about action outcomes - join a trade union - Dave, why should you?

Recently you've spoken up against British and other countries' intervention in Libya - can that be difficult for you professionally when your newspaper staunchly defends this action? (personal capacity)

Inside the Belly of the Beast

GREG PHILO - (ask him about whether he's been thee since the beginning) Professor of Communications and Social Change

For the last 35 years, the Glasgow Media Group has been one of the most trenchant critics of mainstream TV in the UK. ‘Academic hit men stalking television’s newscasters

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