In this interview for Real Media Tom Mills (sociologist at Aston University and author of ‘The BBC – Myth of a Public Service) talks about growing public mistrust of the media. 
While the establishment media seems to be closing ranks and pointing the ‘fake news’ finger at new outlets, Tom reminds us of who owns the print media, and how the broadcast media tends to draw its journalists from certain sectors of society. 
As episodes like Occupy and Grenfell reveal a chasm between the concerns of establishment media, and the experiences of ordinary people, it’s no wonder people are turning to alternatives, and now might be the time to start supporting and funding the new media landscape.