Alternative Media: A New Factor in Electoral Politics?

  • Craig Gent
  • Michael Walker


Several relatively new digital platforms made a significant contribution to the election, helping generate numerous stories that went viral. The more influential were pro-Labour and included Novara Media, one of the most important of the emerging left websites. Members of the team responsible discuss how they helped promote Jeremy Corbyn and his party’s policies and also defended him and them against their prominent critics within the mainstream media. The piece demonstrates the success of this and other radical websites in reaching a wide audience and highlighting certain issues that otherwise might not have attracted so much attention.


Digital news Radical journalism Partisanship 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Craig Gent
    • 1
  • Michael Walker
    • 1
  1. 1.Novara MediaLondonUK

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