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.