We are surrounded by more information than ever, but don’t know who or what information we can trust. Is this fear and concern over of Fake News new, or has it always been with us? What if anything have we learned about how to deal with it?
A fascinating Old Fox Young Fox conversation with Paul Woolwich a highly respected international journalist and current affairs documentary maker, about where the news comes from, who decides what we are told and how we can learn to be more resilient in the face of the relentless war to dominate the news and control the narratives that shape our lives.
Topics covered include;
What is Fake News?
Who controls the news?
Who can we trust to tell us the truth?
Is the BBC biased?
How has the internet and the ‘Citizen Reporter’ changed the game?
How do we as a society protect ourselves from Fake News?
About our guest
Paul Woolwich is one of the UK's most experienced Investigative Reporters and Current Affairs Producers. As an Executive Producer and Deputy Editor for ‘Panorama,’ the BBC’s flagship current affairs programs, Dispatches amongst others Paul has been involved in many of the most significant news events of the last 30 years, from interviewing Prime Ministers and Presidents, covering wars and natural disasters, to exposing scandals and corruption in the worlds of Politics, the Church, Sport and big business. In the process he has received 22 Awards and Honours including an RTS, BAFTA and an EMMY
Paul also spent 3 years as a part of the Amnesty International Global Secretariat
Currently he is Managing Director of twenty2vision offering editorial consultancy, senior executive production & production training services to a wide range of national terrestrial and digital broadcasters.
These have included, among others; Channel 4, ITN, BBC (Current Affairs/Factual/World Service/ Radio 4/College of Journalism/Training /Persian TV Service/Wales/N. Ireland) Bureau of Investigative Journalism, CNN, CTVC, October Films, Oxford Scientific Films, Oxford Television, RedRebel Films, Vera, VICE and Wall to Wall.
He has just finishing Child Sacrifice: ‘Hunting the Witch Doctors,’ with RedRebel Films, advising on two series and is writing a book on the demise of long form television journalism and the consequences for democracy.