House of Commons Media Debate

Phone hacking, the Leveson inquiry, and the BBC in turmoil following the Jimmy Saville scandal. Never have the makers of the news been in the news so much - and for all the wrong reasons.

A proper debate on the future of the media and its relationship with their regulators, the government, and the people, is long overdue. So, following on from the spectacular final of the John Smith Memorial Mace at the ESU, we will be following up with another debate on the future of the media, the day after, in the House of Commons.

In partnership with House of Commons debate club, 'The Debating Group', join us to see the worlds of PR and journalism collide as the House debates:

“Traditional journalism is not sustainable in an age of citizen journalists and social media”.


For the motion:
Steve Marinker, Managing Director of Havas PR
Clinton Manning, Director of Support Services for Pelham Bell Pottinger

Against the motion:
Kim Fletcher, Chairman of the National Council for the Training of Journalists
Anthony Longden, journalist, editorial consultant, and adviser to the Press Complaints Commission

Tickets are limited and cost £16 (£15 for the ticket and £1 handling fee) and CANNOT be bought on the door. The deadline for purchasing your ticket is Sunday 18th November.

See you then.

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  • Wassila H.

    Great event! An extremely interesting and relevant debate!Enjoyed attending:)

    November 28, 2012

  • Tony K.

    What a night! Thank you to everyone who turned up for making it an event to remember :)

    November 27, 2012

  • Pio

    I paid for this at Thinking Bob debate last week so see u at 5.15 :-)

    November 26, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is this debate actually taking place in the house of commons as advertised or is it in portcullis house across the road?

    November 24, 2012

    • Tony K.

      Hi Brian. The event will indeed be taking place in the House of Commons. We won't be on the green benches themselves, as fun as that would be, but in one of the adjoining committee rooms.

      November 25, 2012

  • Tony K.

    Additional tickets now available for this event. Simply book on-line and meet us outside Westminster tube station at 5.15 pm on Monday.

    Call me on[masked] if you have any questions or have trouble finding the meetup point.

    November 24, 2012

  • phillipe

    To be clear with this, as I have been to the house of commons regarding certain committees there in the past, who is this payment being made to?

    November 14, 2012

    • Tony K.

      Hi Phillipe. The price of your ticket comprises £15 for the ticket which goes to the organisers of the event who are an independent non party-political club. The remaining £1 is a handling fee for processing your payment online. The London Debating Hub will not be making any profit on this event. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me directly on [masked]

      November 14, 2012

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