Response to the DCMS parliamentary inquiry on reality TV

August sees the publication of Andrew McStay’s and Vian Bakir’s responses to the UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) parliamentary inquiry into reality media (terms of reference here).

Launched following the death of guests following filming for leading UK reality media shows (The Jeremy Kyle Show and Love Island), we took a different angle from critiquing existing reality media. Instead, we considered the future of media – one that features emotional AI across a range of media that sense emotion and gauge authenticity. The Piers Morgan show, with emotion and sincerity testing – you heard it here first!

Our submission here. Enjoy, and let us know if you have questions.

Andrew McStay