About

Novara Media is an independent media organisation addressing the issues – from a crisis of capitalism to racism and climate change – that are set to define the 21st century. Within that context our goal is a simple one: to tell stories and provide analysis shaped by the political uncertainties of the age, elevating critical perspectives you’re unlikely to find elsewhere. Driven to build a new media for a different politics, our journalism is always politically committed; rather than seeking to moderate between two sides of a debate, our output actively intends to feed back into political action.

Over the last five years we have produced hundreds of podcasts, videos and articles, reaching a combined audience of millions. Until 2015 this was done by a team of volunteers with virtually no resources. While we still primarily rely on volunteers, our #Novara10k crowdfunding appeal in 2015 allowed us – for the first time – to pay contributors, purchase equipment, cover expenses for those otherwise unable to appear on our platforms, and begin developing our first offline events.

You can get in touch by email and keep up to date by following us on a range of social media platforms: YoutubeFacebook, and Twitter.

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This is our Editorial Code of Conduct and Ethics

Editorial Team
Aaron Bastani Senior Editor
@AaronBastani
aaron@novaramedia.com

Aaron is responsible for audio, often hosting Novara FM. He also presents regular videos reports, interviews and his opinion series IMOBastani. Aaron holds a doctorate in political science from Royal Holloway’s New Political Communications Unit and is currently working on a book about Fully Automated Luxury Communism. Aaron also enjoys football, design and cooking.

Ash Sarkar Senior Editor
@AyoCaesar
ash@novaramedia.com

Ash presents audio content and her own video series OMFG covering topics from race to gender and global politics. Her political activities range from anti-austerity activism and a range of anti-racist campaigns. She also writes on arts and culture and is a published poet.

James Butler Senior Editor
@piercepenniless
james@novaramedia.com

James presents Novara FM and the video series Terms of Engagement. His intellectual interests include political theory, the history of social movements and the relationship between literature and politics.

Craig Gent Senior Editor
craig@novaramedia.com

Craig heads up the articles operation at Novara, working with writers and the editorial team to bring daily doses of insight, analysis and commentary. He is also a PhD candidate, workplace organiser, teacher and freelance writer.

Eleanor is editor of Long Reads, a weekly strand dedicated to more in-depth political writing. She also presents and produces video and audio content.

Clare Hymer Articles Editor
@ClareHymer
clare@novaramedia.com

Clare is an editor on the articles team at Novara. She holds an MA in philosophy, and has political and intellectual interests in education, identity and arts and culture.

George West Articles Editor
george@novaramedia.com

George is an articles editor at Novara. He is an active antifascist, a freelance writer, and a politics and philosophy student at LSE. His interests include working class history and cultural theory.

Shon Faye Regular Contributor
@shonfaye

Shon Faye is a writer and performer. She presents Shon This Way, a video series looking at a range of issues from sexual and gender politics to popular culture and mental health.

Wail Qasim Regular Contributor
@wailq

Wail is a writer, critic and activist based in London. At Novara they present videos, write articles and contribute to NovaraFM discussions. Their work covers politics, culture, immigration and policing. Wail is part of various campaigns for justice in the UK.

Michael Walker Regular Contributor
michaeljswalker

Michael co-hosts the TyskySour podcast and The Fix. His interests include electoral strategy, populism and political communication.

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