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Alternative Journalism vs. 'Alternative Facts'


Thursday, 30 March 2017 from 18:30 to 20:30 (BST)

Alternative Journalism vs. 'Alternative Facts'

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INSP is a small charity supporting a global network, the money that we raise through ticket sales will help us fight homelessness and poverty. INSP wants the event to be open to all sections of the community, so we are making free tickets available for those who are unable to pay. Please contact us directly for a discount code.
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As the global war against truth rages, our panel explores how alternative forms of journalism can lead the fight for facts.   

Join our panel for what is sure to be a lively discussion focusing on alternative media models; journalism for social change; fake news; fact checking; social media; political propaganda; opposition to facts and experts; and the role of journalists to hold power to account. 

Chaired by international award-winning investigative journalist and academic Dr Eamonn O’Neill. Our panellists include: 

  • Stuart Cosgrove - journalist and broadcaster
  • Peter Geoghegan – journalism lecturer and Director of The Ferret
  • Angela Haggerty - Editor of CommonSpace
  • Tim Harris - Founder and Director of Real Change (Seattle's street paper)
  • Susan Smith – Editor of Third Force News


UNCOVERED: still homeless, still an issue

This event is part of INSP's exhibition and event series at The Lighthouse.

In 35 countries across the world, 110 street papers – like the UK’s Big Issue – offer a hand up to people facing homelessness and unemployment.

Glasgow is right at the heart of this global movement of independent media and social enterprise, as the home of INSP (International Network of Street Papers). UNCOVERED is the first-of-its-kind exhibition of street paper covers and vendors’ stories, to celebrate the hard work, respect and innovation that goes into creating these life-changing magazines, which runs until 9 April 2017. 











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The Lighthouse
11 Mitchell Lane
G1 3LX Glasgow
United Kingdom

Thursday, 30 March 2017 from 18:30 to 20:30 (BST)

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INSP supports and develops 110 street papers in 35 countries, like the UK's The Big Issue. 

Street papers are independent newspapers and magazines operating on a social enterprise and self-help model to reduce homelessness and unemployment. Street paper vendors buy copies of their local street paper and become micro entrepreneurs, selling their product on the streets. Street papers also provide vendors with access to social support and training.

Since INSP was established in 1994, almost 300,000 vendors around the world have changed their lives through selling street papers. INSP street papers are also an important independent media resource, with a combined global readership of over 5.8 million (per edition).

All profits from INSP events go towards supporting street papers.

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