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Oct 22 2020 19 mins 1

The Knowhow podcast is aimed at bringing academics and professionals together to dissect the pressing matters of today





Reporting Injustice Episode 2 - Uncovering racism and betrayal in the Windrush Scandal
Oct 22 2020 21 mins  
In today's episode, we look at one of the biggest stories in the British media in the past few years – the uncovering of the Windrush scandal by the Guardian journalist Amelia Gentleman. We talk to her about how this story came to light – and why branding it a certain way was so important. When Amelia Gentleman stumbled across the story of the treatment of the Windrush Generation, she started an investigation that would become a national scandal, trigger an apology from Prime Minister Theresa May, the resignation of Home Secretary Amber Rudd and raise fundamental questions about racism in Britain in the 21st century. In this episode we also talk to the journalist and anti-racism campaigner Yasmin Alibhai-Brown and Dr Juanita Cox who carried out the oral history project into the Windrush Generation at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies. This is the second episode of The Knowhow Podcast's special five-part series: Reporting Injustice... A series where we look at some of the key stories in recent years that were turning points in how we saw some fundamental issues. We talk to the journalists who uncovered them about their struggle to bring these stories to public view. And we speak to experts who explain how these reports altered the way society perceived pressing matters of race, class and sexism. From Bill Cosby to Windrush, Grenfell to missing and murdered indigenous women, Reporting Injustice looks at the story behind the stories...


Reporting Injustice Episode 1 - How Bill Cosby's accusers got to tell their story
Oct 15 2020 27 mins  
This October 16th marks the sixth anniversary of comedian Hannibal Buress’ off the cuff comment about America’s TV dad, Bill Cosby. The comment went viral and put into motion the coming forward of 60 women to tell their stories, international media attention, lawsuits, changes in the statute of limitations in California, a sexual assault charge, a mistrial, a guilty verdict, and ultimately a three to ten-year prison sentence. After years of whistleblowers trying to be heard, Cosby was finally being held to account. Why was that? The reason was a sea-change in the way sexual assault was covered, thanks to the decision of The New York Magazine to focus on the accusers rather than the celebrity at the centre. In today’s episode, we explore the unravelling of the Bill Cosby case. We talk to the journalist behind The New York Magazine expose that featured 35 of the women’s stories - Noreen Malone. We also talk to experts on how the story was treated in the press and how this case was the precursor to the #Metoo movement. This is the first episode of The Knowhow Podcast's special five-part series: Reporting Injustice... A series where we look at some of the key stories in recent years that were turning points in how we saw some fundamental issues. From Bill Cosby to Windrush, Grenfell to missing and murdered indigenous women, Reporting Injustice looks at the story behind the stories...




































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