Media Futures: Slow down, wise up: does news have to be fast?

We live our lives surrounded by breaking news flashes. We can communicate at lightning speed with instantaneous access to news and information. But at what cost?

To our parents' generation it would have seemed like a dream: all the news you want, right now. Instead, are we turning it into an enormous problem, leaving audiences drowning in information, not understanding anything properly, unsure what's true and what's not.

In this talk, Pete Hanington will question whether news has to be fast. Pete is a former Assistant Editor at BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme where he invented the idea of the Guest Editor, which is a feature of the programme around Christmas every year. 

Tickets are free but please RSVP.