This is the second of two lectures given by Humanitas Visiting Professor of Media 2013/14, Alastair Campbell on 14 November 2013. In it, he addresses the challenges facing journalists and the potential for positive changes in how journalism is conducted and regulated. He attacks what he calls the Big Lies told by the press to fight the planned Royal Charter, urges politicians to hold firm, and insists the public want and will benefit from regulatory and cultural change in the UK media - as will journalism.
Other events in this series:
- Lecture 1: Why journalism, and why it matters in a world of flux (13 November 2013).
- Symposium: Media and Politics in a Changing World (20 November 2013).
About the Humanitas Series:
Humanitas is a series of Visiting Professorships at Oxford and Cambridge intended to bring leading practitioners and scholars to both universities to address major themes in the arts, social sciences and humanities. Created by Lord Weidenfeld, the Programme is managed and funded by the Institute for Strategic Dialogue with the support of a series of generous benefactors, and co-ordinated in Cambridge by the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH). Humanitas Visiting Professorships are held by distinguished academics and leading practitioners who have contributed to interdisciplinary research and innovation in a broad range of contemporary disciplines in the arts, social sciences and humanities. Covering areas of urgent or enduring interest in today’s society, including the performing arts, Humanitas Visiting Professors present their pioneering work through a series of lectures or performances open to University audiences and the wider public.
The Humanitas Chair in Media has been made possible by the generous support of the Blavatnik Family Foundation.