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6 May 2021

Campaigning journalism.

by Jason Stone

The Guardian: “Equality” - 30s

One of three New York Times--esque commercials celebrating the two hundredth birthday of The Guardian, this execution is a slideshow of imagery showing how far we have come when it comes to 'equality'… while, dispiritingly, reminding us how far we still have to go.

Newspapers botched the move from newsprint to online and they have paid a heavy financial price for it, and The Guardian has only managed to survive thanks to the deep pockets of The Scott Trust. But, despite its depleted resources, the newspaper remains both culturally significant, and a provider of massive news stories.

Astutely chosen images reflect the history of a newspaper which has almost always been on the right side of the argument… especially when it comes to equality. Heaven only knows what form The Guardian will take another two hundred years, but we certainly wouldn't bet against it still being around.

Film Production: Independent Ⓟ Ⓦ
Director: Tony Barry
Producer: Sara Cummins
Editor: Greg Hayes Ⓦ @ Whitehouse Post Ⓟ Ⓦ
Colourist: Seamus O'Kane @ Youngster London Ⓟ Ⓦ
Voiceover: Salena Godden

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