In her talk, entitled ‘The Journalism of Politics and the Politics of Journalism’, Bridget Kendall will consider some of the ways in which the world of journalism is changing. The Fourth Estate is very important for a healthy society but in recent years it has been tested in various parts of the world both by changing politics and technology.
But increasingly the modern information space is also being weaponised by those who seek to exploit and manipulate information for their own ends.. Today’s news does not always increase understanding, it can also fuel prejudice, fear and confusion.
So what is the role of a professional journalist in this bewildering battleground of hacks, leaks and fake news? And what are the institutions and values in any society which must be protected to ensure an independent media?
Bridget Kendall MBE
Master of Peterhouse, Cambridge University's oldest College.
Bridget Kendall is the first female Master of Peterhouse, Cambridge University's oldest College.Prior to taking up her appointment earlier this year, she was the BBC's award winning Diplomatic Correspondent, covering major international news for BBC radio, television and online.... Read More
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