About the Author
I think it's essential to analyse the biases of the guy asking the questions - and you can do that far better than I can. So:
I get frustrated by the dogma of both liberal and conservative standpoints, but in general, I lean left. I believe in government-run essential services like Education/Health/Policing, and also regulation of mostly private services like Finance for the public good. Environmentalism is a big priority, that I think extends beyond the bounds of day-to-day national agendas, in the interests of our future, and the ecosystems that now depend upon our actions.
I started this project to talk openly and fairly to journalists regardless of whether I agree with them or not - and I've never yet had to shout. I ask about the philosophies and motivations that drive a reporter's national investigations, their journeys into danger, and cutting-edge critique. It's good to see them as people.
What are we doing here?
In general, who knows.
But in this world of chaos and fake news, it's about time we start to analyse the impact that commentators and writers have on our own understanding of the world. Jonny Ainslie sets out to interview some of Britain's most dynamic and impactful journalists who shape our cultural consciousness.
We shall fight the online echo chambers and terrestrial channels that exclude, cherry-pick, or discolour truth. Possibly on the beaches, and maybe on the landing grounds. For it is an essential task to talk to the people behind stories that bite.
What is journalism? And how or why is it being done today?