What are the ‘media’ doing to our politics? The future of journalism in the public interest

25 February 2020 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Birkbeck Clore Management Centre, B01
Birkbeck Events Team

Jean Seaton is a professor of Media History at the University of Westminster and the official historian of the BBC. She has written widely on the history and role of the media in politics, wars, revolutions and religion, among other things, and is particularly interested in the impact of the media on children. She is the author of Power Without Responsibility and Carnage and the Media. She is the Director of the Orwell Prize for political writing, having taken over from founder Bernard Crick in 2007.

Lecture details:

Since Dr George Birkbeck created the London Mechanics’ Institution in 1823, the organisation that is now Birkbeck, University of London, has been the gateway for ambitious people to study in the evening. In so doing they change their own lives – and make an immediate impact on business, the economy and our entire society.

In February 2020 Birkbeck will mark 100 years since the College officially became part of the University of London.

Join us for a series of celebratory events on the theme of “opening education” showcasing Birkbeck’s unique commitment to access and excellence.

The lecture will last approximately one hour, followed by a drinks reception

Tickets are free of charge but booking is essential.

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