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Who we are

Media lies at the heart of British life; whether through its historical embrace of the daily newspaper, the modulated tones of the BBC or its enthusiasm for voicing its opinion through Twitter, the rowdy, rambunctious, irreverent nature of British democracy is reflected in the country's love of news, views and comment.

The Media Society is a charity which exists to reflect that passion and exuberance through an exciting, diverse and engaging events programme encouraging anyone with an interest in media to get involved, listening to and questioning those at the heart of this enthralling industry.

Our membership includes journalists, broadcasters, PR folk and indeed anyone who has a connection with media. But just as media affects everyone, so our membership is open to all.

Our mission is straightforward; to surprise, provoke, inspire, educate and entertain.

So enjoy exploring our website, look at our events calendar and why not keep up-to-date by joining the Media Society?

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Dylan Jones on Bowie

The editor of GQ will discuss glossy magazine, David Bowie, and more.

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Balance and Impartiality in a Post-Truth Age

Mary Nightingale chairs a panel of industry insiders at ITV's Southbank Studios.

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Royal Television Society & Media Society 

1st Annual Steve Hewlett Memorial Lecture 2017

Nick Robinson, BBC Radio Four Today Presenter and former Political Editor of the BBC will give the inaugural Steve Hewlett Memorial Lecture. 

  Book Tickets

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Katie Hopkins and Decca Aitkenhead

Controversial right-wing columnist Katie Hopkins will be interrogated...

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London Voices Winner Announced at Summer Drinks

Sunday June 25

A host of talented journalists were honoured at the Media Society's summer drinks earlier this week.

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Steve Hewlett Memorial Fund Launches


The Steve Hewlett Memorial Fund has been set-up in memory of the celebrated broadcaster who died earlier this year after bravely sharing his experiences of cancer through a series of remarkable interviews with Eddie Mair on Radio Four's PM programme.

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Reporting terror: You musn't lose the ability to feel

Tuesday April 4

Peter Taylor OBE talks to The Media Society on reporting terror for more than 50 years.

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london voices

London Voices competition offers £2,000 to young Londoners

Tuesday March 14

The Media Society has joined forces with the London Learning Consortium (LLC) to launch a competition to support aspiring journalists.

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Geordie Greig on Trump, the Lebedevs and 'the Daily Mail sparkle'

Friday March 3

The editor of the Mail on Sunday talks about his rise to the top.

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BBC's Nick Robinson rallies hacks to "a willingness to call it"

Monday 6 February

News broadcaster, Nick Robinson 'calls it' in conversation with Phil Harding .

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Steve Hewlett on that Diana interview, Northern Irish prisons and cancer

Saturday 26 November

One of the nation's most loved broadcasters, Steve Hewlett has an open conversation with Roger Bolton.

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The future of print: niche and alternative?

Thursday 26 January

What is the solution to the decline of print?

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Jeremy Paxman on 24 hour news, Brexit and Newsnight

Thursday 12 January

The best journalist of his generation discusses his career.

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The last ever Tour of BBC Broadcasting House in pictures

Sunday 30 October

The BBC opened it's doors to The Media Society for its last ever public tour.

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A sustainable future for Channel 4? David Abraham and Dame Liz Forgan discuss

Thursday 9 June 2016

Current Channel 4 CEO David Abraham discusses suggestions of privatisation floated by Culture Secretary John Whittingdale.

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