War and the Death of News
Published: May 30, 2019 by source
Martin Bell in conversation with Keelin Shanley
In an age of international terror, where journalists themselves have become targets, more and more reports are issued from the sidelines. The dominance of social media has ushered in a post-truth world: Twitter rumours and unverifiable videos abound, and TV news seeks to entertain rather than inform.
In this compelling account, one of the outstanding journalists of our time provides a moving, personal account of war and issues an impassioned call to put the substance back in our news.
Martin Bell is both a former BBC war correspondent and a former Westminster MP. His previous books include Through the Gates of Fire and An Accidental MP.
Keelin Shanley is a journalist and presenter on RTE radio and television.
Recorded at The Printworks at Dublin Castle on 29 September 2017.