We meet on the Second Tuesday of every month at 6 pm in the Johnson Room on the first floor of Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese on Fleet Street. Join us for the latest in our season of regular ‘Second Tuesday’ visits to this historic pub – a favourite of Charles Dickens. Invitations are open to working and retired journalists, students of journalism, communications consultants, press officers and members of other media groups. If you’re interested in the UK media, why not come and join us for a chat?
Our guest for June is Chris Moore, former BBC journalist, whose books include “Greg Dyke: My Part in His Downfall’ and ‘Going Gone: How Newsrooms Die: Days and Awaydays in BBC News’.
He left the Beeb in 2012 after more than 30 years of loyal service in the News Room. “These scabrous and often hilarious diaries suggest that, along the way, it had driven him halfway round the bend with rage and frustration. The diaries cover the glory days of Greg Dyke, the most blokeish of all Directors-General.”
Moore worked as a senior journalist in the newsroom of the World Service, that ancient redoubt which maintained Reithian rigour and standards long after the rest of the corporation had abandoned them as old, fusty and irrelevant.
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