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The PCC is dead. Does television hold the key...

Date: 15 November 2011
Time: 6.30pm - .
Location: Old Cinema, University of Westminster, Regent St campus, 309 Regent Street, London W1

The PCC is dead. Does television hold the key to better press regulation?

In the debate around phone-hacking and the future of journalism, broadcast journalism has barely featured. Yet television is by far the most important source of news in Britain, and broadcast journalists are easily the most trusted.

Broadcast journalism works within a framework which promotes high ethical standards but does not inhibit serious watchdog journalism which holds power to account. Are there lessons here for regulation of the British press and for the Leveson Inquiry?

Speakers:

Chair: Julia Hobsbawm, Founder of Editorial Intelligence, media commentator, visiting professor of public relations at the University of the Arts.

Roy Greenslade, Guardian blogger, former Daily Mirror editor and professor of journalism at City University

Andrew Gilligan, Daily Telegraph’s London editor and reporter for Channel 4’s Dispatches, formerly reporter for BBC Radio’s Today programme.

Roger Bolton, presenter of Radio 4’s Feedback, current affairs programme maker, and former editor of BBC’s Panorama and ITV’s This Week.

Steven Barnett, professor of communications at University of Westminster and author of “The Rise and Fall of Television Journalism”.

This event is free for University of Westminster staff, students and alumni to attend, however registration is essential.