From CJA UK
There has been a rapid revolution in the way that news is presented and consumed, as the digital world opens up avenues that were unthinkable not so long ago. But what of The News itself, that staple food of modern societies hungry for information and explanation about the events that shape their lives? That too is going through radical change. Sacred concepts such as balance, impartiality and objectivity in the modern media are being questioned. Does reporting still require impartiality, and where are the modern media heading? We’ve assembled a panel who should be able to provide some answers.
CJA-UK has assembled a panel to look at the issue, with Robin Lustig, former BBC presenter, as chair. Speakers are Martin Bell, former TV war reporter, independent MP and UNICEF ambassador; Peter Oborne, Chief political commentator, Daily Telegraph, and associate editor of The Spectator; Richard Sambrook, Professor of Journalism and Director of the Centre for Journalism, Cardiff University; Christina Lamb, Foreign Affairs Correspondent, Sunday Times, and author and Parvathi Menon, London Correspondent, The Hindu.
The event will be held on Wednesday November 26, at Chancellor’s Hall, Senate House, University of London, Malet Street. Register for the event here. Entry fee is free for CJA members and students, and £5 for others. A drinks reception will follow the debate. The first drink is free for CJA members, others are £3.