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The Future of BBC News and Current Affairs in a global digital age




Series: City Speed Debates


City University London  is delighted to announce the second of three half-day seminars to be held ahead of the BBC Charter Review.

'The Future of BBC News and Current Affairs in a global digital age' will be the theme of this seminar. These events have become known as 'the City speed-debates' and at the first seminar the Director-General of the BBC, Tony Hall, announced major changes to BBC Production.

Time Session
0900 Registration opens, tea and coffee served.
0930 Welcome from Professor Howard Tumber of the Centre for Law, Justice and Journalism at City University London.
0935 Lord Birt, former Director-General of the BBC, in conversation with Charlotte Higgins, Chief Culture Writer of the Guardian and author of 'the BBC Report' essays.
1000 James Harding, Director of BBC News and Current Affairs, will speak then be interviewed by Professor Suzanne Franks and then take questions and comments from the audience.
1045 Andrew Miller, Chief Executive of the Guardian Media Group, will be interviewed by Professor George Brock.
1115 Coffee Break
1145 The role of BBC News in the UK News Market : Panel of Ian Katz, Editor of Newsnight, Michael Jermey, Director of News and Current Affairs at ITV, Olenka Frenkiel, film-maker and former BBC journalist. Chaired by Professor Lis Howell.
1220 Future of BBC Current Affairs: Panel of Fiona Campbell, Head of BBC Current Affairs, Kevin Sutcliffe, Head of News Programming for Europe, VICE NEWS, and David Lloyd, former Head of News and Current Affairs, Channel Four. Chaired by Professor Steve Schifferes.
1300 Buffet lunch served in room AG03, Ground Floor of College Building.


The event is organised by the Centre for Law, Justice and Journalism, in conjunction with the City University Journalism department and OurBeeb.

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When & where

9.00am - 2.00pmThursday 18th December 2014

Performance Space College Building City, University of London St John Street London EC1V 4PB United Kingdom

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Centre for Law, Justice & Journalism

City University London
Northampton Square
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 7040 8457

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