• The Media Society Annual Award - Lionel Barber, Editor, Financial Times

    Hosted by Stephanie Flanders, Senior Executive Editor for Economics and Head of Bloomberg Economics and with guest speakers
    Sir Peter Bazalgette, Executive Chairman of ITV and President of the Royal Television Society; The Rt. Hon. Sir Nick Clegg, former Deputy Prime Minister,
    and former Leader of the Liberal Democrats; Dame Carolyn McCall DBE, CEO ITV; Sarah Sands, Editor of the Today programme on BBC Radio 4;
    and Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO WPP plc.

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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.

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Gina Miller Says There Such Be a 'People's Vote' on Brexit

Tuesday 13 March 2018

She was speaking at the University Women's Club

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Lionel Barber Receives The Media Society Award

Thursday 1 March 2018

The editor of the FT was honoured for his contribution to journalism.

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Peter Layton London Glassblowing and The Media Society

Thursday 22 february 2018

Peter delivers another original art glass award honouring Lionel Barber at our Annual Dinner...

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The Old and The New: Meet the New BBC Studios at White City 

Tuesday 9 january 2018

Our speakers were not the stars of the show...

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Krishnan Guru-Murthy: 'Employing Black Privately Educated Women Isn't Diversity'

Tuesday 9 january 2018

He also talks about his route into the media.

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Jeremy Thompson: Fake News Biggest Challenge for Broadcasters in the Digital Era

Tuesday 28 november 2017

He was speaking at the Media Society's Christmas Drinks

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The Media Society Christmas Party in Pictures

Tuesday 28 november 2017

Jeremy Thompson was at the helm.

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Data Journalism is Revolutionising Local  News

Friday 10 november 2017

The panel included people from Google and The Bureau of Investigative Journalism

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Donald Trelford: Being Observer Editor was the Best Job in the World

Tuesday 07 november 2017

He spoke to Roy Greenslade

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Lionel Barber to Receive The Media Society Award

Tuesday 10 october 2017

The accolade is for services to financial journalism

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Katie Hopkins: There's No Such Thing as Facts Anymore

Tuesday 10 october 2017

The columnist spoke with Guardian journalist Decca Aitkenhead

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