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Our Children’s Future: Does Public Service Media Matter?

Timandra Harkness

Timandra Harkness

Timandra Harkness writes and presents BBC Radio 4 documentaries, including Divided Nation and Five Knots, and series FutureProofing and Steelmanning. Regular Radio and TV appearances to discuss current affairs, especially issues around technology, include Newsnight, Any Questions, Politics Live and Free Thinking.

Her first book, Big Data: does size matter? was published by Bloomsbury Sigma in 2016 (updated paperback edition 2017).

Timandra won the Independent newspaper’s column-writing competition with a short piece on goat-borrowing, and has since written for innumerable publications, including The Times, Daily Telegraph, BBC Science Focus and Unherd. A Graduate Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society, Timandra writes regularly for their journal, Significance.


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PSM Means 'Personalised Streaming Media'

Only three things have changed about Public Service Broadcasting: The Public, Service, and Broadcasting. Broadcasting is the most obvious of the three. When the BBC first began radio broadcasting in November 1922, it joined a media environment that was top-down, disseminating the editorial decisions of a few to the masses. Like the handful of newspaper […]

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