Media Futures: Slow down, wise up: does news have to be fast?
- Date: Tuesday 5 November 2019, 16:00 – 17:00
- Location: Clothworkers Central Building Speakman LT (G.89)
- Type: Seminars and lectures
- Cost: Free but please RSVP
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, Editor Ceri Thomas will question whether news has to be fast. Ceri spent most of his career as a journalist in BBC News as Editor of 5Live Breakfast, the Today programme on BBC Radio 4, and Panorama on BBC1. He now works at Tortoise, a 'slow news' publisher which launched earlier this year.
Tickets are free but please RSVP.