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Can Sky News Survive in the Long Term?



  • Time

    Conversation starts at 6.30pm

  • Location

    The Boardroom, Westminster University, Regent Street, W1

Will Sky News be an unintended casualty of the Murdoch/Fox bid for the rest of Sky they do not own? Is a 'spun-off’ Sky News sustainable? 

Would Disney, who are trying to buy Sky from Fox, fund a loss-making channel? Under Fox or Disney does Sky News have a long-term future?

All big questions.All, hopefully, answered by an expert panel. The following are confirmed, with more names to follow:

  • Stewart Purvis CBE, Former Chief Executive and Editor-in-Chief of ITN and OfCom Partner (Chair)
  • Adam Boulton, Editor at Large, Sky News
  • Sam Taylor, Executive Editor, BBC News Channel
  • Professor Steven Barnett, University of Westminster
  • David Elstein, Head of Programming at Sky 1993-1996
  • Alice Enders, Enders Analysis
  • John O'Loan, Launch Editor of Sky News, 1989
  • John Mayes, Bloomberg News

Tickets: £10 for Media Society Members, £15 for Non Members and Guests and £5 for Students (ID Required). Free entry for students and staff at Westminster University.

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