Senior figures from across the media will discuss the role of campaigning journalism in 2015 and beyond in a special event at News UK’s new London Bridge HQ.
Organised by the London Press Club and award-winning communications consultancy Pagefield, Campaigning Newspapers In A Digital Age is being hosted by News UK on January 27 at the News Building, offering a rare chance to visit the home of The Sun, The Sun on Sunday, The Sunday Times and The Times.
The panel will include: David Cohen, campaigns editor for the Evening Standard and winner of last year’s Paul Foot Award for his Frontline London campaign on gangs; John Coventry, global communications director for online campaign platform Change.org; Tony Gallagher, former Telegraph editor and now joint deputy editor of the Daily Mail; and Sharon Hendry, senior features writer for The Sun, anti-trafficking campaigner and author of Radhika’s Story. The debate will be chaired by Sarah Baxter, Sunday Times deputy editor and editor of the paper’s magazine.
Pagefield founder Mark Gallagher said: “Britain’s local and national newspapers have a proud campaigning history. We are looking forward to hearing the inside stories from some of Britain’s leading campaigning journalists and – in particular – getting their perspective on the impact of online campaigning and social media.”
London Press Club chairman Doug Wills said: “Our panelists have been at the heart of some of Britain’s most significant campaigns and investigations in recent years. We are delighted to be working with Pagefield again and are thrilled that News UK have opened their doors for what is sure to be a fascinating discussion.”
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The event is the latest in the series for the resurgent London Press Club discussing key media issues in exclusive venues across the capital. Those taking part have included Paul Dacre, Alan Rusbridger, David Dismore, Sarah Sands, Lisa Markwell, Andrew Neil, Doreen Lawrence, Kay Burley and Damian McBride discuss key media issues in exclusive venues across the capital. For more information visit londonpressclub.co.uk or email firstname.lastname@example.org.