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‘Has the media served us well?’ – free Media Society debate

Posted on: May 6, 2020 by Ian Murray

The Media Society is to stage a free webinar discussion exploring whether the media has served the public well during the Covid-19 crisis.

 The event takes place on Monday, May 18 at 6.30pm and will be chaired by global editor of the Bureau of Investigative Journalism James Bell.

Panellists taking part are Louise Compton, head of news and current affairs and sport at Channel 4; John Burn-Murdoch, senior data visualisation journalist at the Financial Times; and Tom Phillips, editor of FullFact.

 Topics will include:

 ‘Has the media’s coverage served us well? How seriously did they take it during the early weeks? Were they fast enough with the facts?’

‘Did the right people speak truth to power? Were we given ‘news we could use’?

The Panel will give their unique perspective, have a discussion with our Chair and each other, and there will be time for audience participation in our tight one-hour session.’

(Note this event will require Zoom audio-visual. Access is gained by a meeting number and passcode which will be embedded in the “view now” tab shown in the ticket which will be e-mailed to you by Eventbrite after you have completed your booking. You will be able to join the on-line event from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or an Android device.)

Register here