Top line speakers for two major London Press Club events

Two fascinating debates kick off a packed year of events


The London Press Club is delighted to announce
top line speakers for two major debates to kick offa full 2017 programme. The first event will be a joint Press Club/London School of Economics debate on ‘Trump, Brexit… truth, trust and the news media’ on 25 January. 

Then on 13 February IPSO chairman Sir Alan Moses will be on a panel chaired by Roy Greenslade asking: ‘Are Journalism and Press Freedom under threat?’ with the spectre of implementation of Section 40 of the Crime and Courts Act and the Royal Charter.

The London Press Club and LSE panel forum on Wednesday 25 January, 6.15pm

A joint London Press Club/London School of Economics debate on ‘Trump, Brexit… truth, trust and the news media’ at the LSE.
A panel – comprising broadcaster and The Economist senior editor Anne McElvoy, James Ball, BuzzFeed’s special correspondent (formerly of Wikileaks  and The Guardian), Chief Political Commentator for The Independent, John Rentoul, Alex Sundstrom of Republicans Overseas, and Brian Stelter of CNN via a live Skype link-up from the States – will consider the media’s role in Donald Trump’s election and post Brexit referendum.
Chaired by Charlie Beckett, director of LSE’s media think tank, Polis, the debate will explore the world of journalism and how the traditional press can compete and counter Twitter, social media, fake news, populism and the changing style of political communications.
Venue:Sheik Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, 54 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, WC2A 3LJ
Please arrive by 6.15pmFree to attend by reservation here

IPSO chairman Sir Alan Moses and Roy Greenslade join London Press Club debate on ‘Journalism and Press Freedom under threat’ on Monday 13 February, 6.30pm

IPSO chairman Sir Alan Moses will be on a panel chaired by Roy Greenslade asking: ‘Are Journalism and Press Freedom under threat?’
With the spectre of the implementation of Section 40 of the Crime and Courts Act and the Royal Charter, there is widespread concern that this could lead to curtailment of the freedom of the Press and the potential closure of some newspapers.
Under draft legislation – which recently went out to public consultation – media organisations would be forced to pay both sides’ costs in privacy and libel cases even if they successfully defend an action.
Venue: Stationers’ Hall, Ave Maria Lane, London EC4M 7DD
Starts 6.30pm for 7pm.
The debate is free to London Press Club members, or £10 for non-members. All attendees please register here

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