Senior journalists and media leaders are to debate at a London Press Club event whether quality journalism can survive. The panel of experts will be asked how traditional journalism can tackle the risks of fake news dominating social media.
On the panel will be Jane Barrett, Reuters Global Head of Multimedia who is leading the digital transformation of the news agency; Martin Bentham, Evening Standard Home Affairs Editor; Jodie Ginsberg, chief executive of global freedom of expression organisation Index on Censorship which campaigns on free speech issues worldwide; and Polly Curtis, previously editor-in-chief of HuffPost UK and digital editor at The Guardian, a director of the Society of Editors and a member of the panel advising the Cairncross Review, an independent inquiry commissioned by the government to make recommendations on the future sustainability of high quality news.
Chairing the debate will be Michael Hayman, an entrepreneur, broadcaster and author who co-founded the campaigns firm Seven Hills.
The debate is being held in association with the Stationers & Newspapermakers’ media group and the Society of Editors.