As the new academic year approaches, we are pleased to announce an exciting line-up of events at the
Wee Kim Wee Centre.
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
Similarly, the Public Talk Series features entrepreneurs of different stories, community leaders, and citizens from all walks of life who come together to share, learn and exchange ideas through productive dialogue in a professional yet comfortable environment.
Come join us in these talks that are sure to broaden your perspectives and learning. We look forward to seeing you and having you with us.