This 2020 debate is the latest in a series of annual events held by the London Press Club in conjunction with the Stationers’ Digital Media Group when leading editorial figures debate the big media issue of the moment.
The debate will examine how the traditional media has lost contact with the post-millennial generation and how it needs to respond. The risk is that without the younger social media generation the traditional publishers can’t survive, and society could become more dysfunctional.
A recent in-depth study by Reuters Institute researchers showed that under-25s seldom went to mainstream publishers for news. The findings will be presented on the evening to set the agenda for a discussion between senior print and digital editors along with media influencers.
Previous London Press Club/Stationers debates have included focussing on equal opportunity and pay for women journalists, surveillance and data intrusion, and the battle for survival of freedom of the press and quality journalism.
The event will be supported by: The Society of Editors; Cision, which recently carried out its own study “The State of the Media”
Dress code: Relaxed business attire (ties optional).
Join us at the Hoop and Grapes, Farringdon Road, for the latest in our regular networking evenings on 11th February from 6.30pm.
This is an opportunity to meet friends old and new in an informal setting and hear from our special guest about his latest book: “Invasion: The forgotten French bid to conquer England”. The Fourteenth Century can be described as England’s most invaded century, with French-led forces landing on English soil more than 50 times. The invaders were well-trained fighters and shipmen, not pirates. local civilians often fought back very effectively, fighting the aristocratic warriors back to their ships on a number of occasions – but not always.