Grenfell MediaWatch (GMW) is a group of Citizen Journalists who watch the media and counter bias reporting. Essentially watching the media is a tactic uses to counter the misrepresentation of community issues. Citizen Journalists collect, report, analyse, and disseminate news and information by creating content. In our case we not only monitor the national, regional and local news, but also critique and disseminate information that is openly biased, in service of the community. We are committed to Malcom’s "make it plain" philosophy. A number of us are also North Kensington locals.
In a fast moving world of 24 hour news cycles, a persistent, independent critical analysis of the mainstream media is one of the most effective ways to stay empowered. In this workshop members of the Grenfell MediaWatch team will share some of the principles and methods of media watching as a tactic that can be used to challenge state power. If you are thinking about becoming a citizen journalist and want hints and tips to know how, join us and learn how a variety of published information can be used to help level the media playing field between the people and the politicians that do them a disservice. The Grenfell MediaWatch team are a group of volunteers working together to help support the Grenfell community with focused media and political analysis after the tragic fire on 14th June 2017.