Migrants, terror and the media: reporting and responsibilities on the front line
Sheikh Zayed Theatre, LSE
Thursday 11th February
6.45pm for 7pm-8.30pm
Join Polis and the London Press Club for a panel discussion on how journalists should engage with major crisis stories like the Syrian Refugees and the Paris Attacks. with Lindsey Hilsum (International Editor, Channel 4), Yasmin Alibhai-Brown (Independent), William Wintercross (Photo and Videojournalist, Telegraph), Matthew Price (Chief Correspondent, BBC Radio 4)and Rossalyn Warren (Senior reporter, Buzzfeed).
The discussion will look at issues including:
- has the news media represented the issues fairly?
- did journalists get the events in perspective and proportion?
- what’s the wider responsibility (if any) for journalists?
- how far should they show emotional engagement?
- how far should they go to try to influence policy-makers?
- what is the role of social media in shaping narratives?
The event will be followed by a drinks reception.