Hoskins/O'Loughlin podcast: Does the BBC cause radicalisation?

On 15 July 2011 Bournemouth University hosted a conference, Responding to extremisms: media roles and responsibilities. Andrew Hoskins and Ben O'Loughlin gave a 20 minute talk about how jihadist statements by bin Ladin, Al-Zawahiri and others come to reach mass audiences through mainstream news. The consistent process through which this occurs shows a renewal of 'gatekeeping', a journalistic practice that, with the internet's proliferation of channels, platforms etc, we might have expected to disappear.

To listen to the talk, click here. To read the paper the talk was based on, click here.

Thanks to Barry Richards and the organisers for a very interesting day's discussion.