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Campaigning Journalism




Speaker: Nicholas Jones - former BBC Correspondent

Series: Sociology Guest Speaker Series

This presentation will focus on the importance of campaigning journalism, something very much part and parcel of the British press, and obviously the question of whether this great tradition is at risk post-Leveson.

The main point of the seminar would be to explain campaigning journalism, illustrate remarks with front pages, explain why such campaigns can change government decisions, and point to some of the more uncomfortable campaigns (e.g. Daily Mail against the burqa, or Daily Express against gipsies etc.). The conclusion is that campaigning journalism will continue, but it is not in the rude health it once was. It is definitely worth encouraging, an example of the vibrancy of the British press we risk losing at our peril.

If you have any queries relating to this event, please contact Petros Iosifidis.

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When and where

1.00pm - 2.00pmMonday 29th October 2012

D104 Rhind Building City, University of London St John Street London EC1R 0JD United Kingdom