Brexit and the media

Join us at the Brexit and the Media conference on Thursday 10 October, where we’ll be discussing the role the media has played in the run up to the referendum and the political events that have taken place since.

Is the media’s information on Brexit giving citizens what they need? How does Brexit compare to reporting of protest/populist movements elsewhere in Europe – gilet jaunes etc? How does the media hold politicians to account for claims made on campaign trails? Will Brussels bashing from the press cease once we’ve left? What are the reporting challenges as we build new relationships in the face of Brexit?

Our panels will be discussing these questions and many more.

9.30 Panel 1: Has Brexit broken the media?

  • Jill Rutter, senior research fellow at the UK in a Changing Europe
  • David Bond, Financial Times
  • Meera Selva, director of Journalist Fellowship Programme, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism
  • Damian Collins MP, Chair of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee
  • Chair: Daniel Capurro, Frontbench Editor, The Telegraph

10.30 Panel 2: International panel

  • USA: Mark Landler, The New York Times
  • France: Eric Albert, Le Monde
  • Poland: Jakub Krupa, former Polish Press Agency
  • Rasmus Nielsen, Professor of Political Communications, University of Oxford
  • Chair: Stefanie Bolzen, Welt

11.45 Coffee Break

12.15 Keynote: Adam Boulton, presenter on Sky’s All Out Politics and political columnist for the Sunday Times

13.15 Lunch

14.15 Panel 3: Are there lessons learned from reporting of Brexit?

  • James Blitz, Whitehall Editor, Financial Times
  • Will Moy, Full Fact
  • Professor Suzanne Franks, Professor and Head of Journalism at City University
  • Chair: Mark Di Stefano, Buzzfeed

15.30 Coffee Break

16.00 ThinkIn with Matthew D’Ancona of Tortoise Media and former Spectator editor

This event is being run in partnership with Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism.

Venue: Broadway House, Tothill St, London SW1H 9NQ

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