Last night I went to The Common Sense Network, a news company that is set on the path to permanently revolutionise British media. After a successful Kickstarter campaign that raised £50,000 the team and supporters behind The Common Sense Network celebrated in style with delicious red-velvet cake and topical conversation about Beyonce’s legendary status. You could literally feel the energy and desire for these young people to create change in the British media landscape, and that’s why I’m looking forward to seeing what they do next!
The Common Sense Network is striving to fill a massive gap in British news media, and it plans to do this by offering a solution to the lack of media plurality which sees just 3 companies own 71% of the UK’s newspaper market and the crippling polarisation that exists between the political left and right.
In a sea of news companies which often tell the same old stories from the same (white) old perspectives, The Common Sense Network will be different because its fundamental unique selling point is showing both sides of the argument whether this is politically correct or not; creating a safe space for the most controversial opinions to be heard; and allowing the reader or viewer to make up their own mind on where they stand.
Eradicating bias is no easy task, but I personally don’t think any other group can do it other than this group of young people-led by CEO, founder and visionary Mike Omoniyi.
The Common Sense Network will also be different from other media companies, as they will actively encourage, you, the public, to shape the narrative-whether this is online polling for what online content to produce; or participating in live debates, and much much more.
After a successful Kickstarter campaign that raised £50,000, you’d struggle to find anything this team couldn’t do, so it will definitely be worth following The Common Sence Network’s journey, as they seek to permanently revolutionise the British media landscape.
TCS team looking happy