Senior journalists and media leaders are to debate at a London Press Club event whether quality journalism can survive. The panel of experts will be asked how traditional journalism can tackle the risks of fake news dominating social media.
The debate is being held in association with the Society of Editors and the Stationers & Newspapermakers’ media group.
On the panel will be Jane Barrett, Reuters Global Head of Multimedia who is leading the digital transformation of the news agency; Martin Bentham, Evening Standard Home Affairs Editor; Jodie Ginsberg, chief executive of global freedom of expression organisation Index on Censorship; and Polly Curtis, previously editor-in-chief of HuffPost UK, currently a director of the Society of Editors and a member of the panel advising the Cairncross Review.
Chairing the debate will be Michael Hayman, an entrepreneur, broadcaster and author who co-founded the campaigns firm Seven Hills.
Book now for the debate at the Stationers Hall EC4M 7DD on Monday, 11 February – 6.30 for 6.45 pm followed by networking over a glass of wine.