Do We Get the Press We Deserve?

Do We Get the Press We Deserve?

What sort of news will we be reading and talking about in the Britain of the future?

There is no doubt that Hackgate, Leveson and new technology are revolutionising the British media. But so far debate about the future of the press has tended to focus on how news is reported and consumed rather than on the kind of stories we’ll be reading.

How will journalists excite, enrage and influence us in 2020? What stories will interest us? Will it all be celebrity-based listicles and clickbait? Will there still be a market for longform, serious content? To examine these questions join Bug and a panel of established journalists and media analysts to lead a discussion examining all of these questions and more. With audience debate, the evening will seek to answer the, ahem, pressing question: will we get the press we deserve, and if not, will it be better – or worse?

Speakers: Sophie Heawood (Guardian Weekend), Douglas McCabe (media analyst at Enders Analysis) and Matt Kelly, (formerly Head of Features at Mirror Group, currently Digital Director at Local World Media). Chaired by Miranda Sawyer

This talk took place on Tuesday 7th October 2014 and was the 8th event in the ongoing series, 37 Things You Need To Know About Modern Britain, which is a partnership between BUG and The House of St Barnabas, forged from a mutual desire to affect positive social change by asking provocative, open-ended questions about life as we live it today.

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