GB News - how's it doing, and what impact will it have?
Wednesday 23rd June 2021 6:00pm
A Media Society Online Event
For the latest Special Event from the Media Society, we’ll be debating the 24-hour TV news channel, GB News.
There are many questions and issues surrounding the new channel.
It plans to provide opinion and personality-led broadcasting, but says it will work within Ofcom rules on impartiality and won’t be “shouty, angry television”.
But how will it set out to achieve that balance?
What kind and size of audience will the channel attract?
Will it get enough advertising and other revenue to make its business plan work?
And what impact will the new channel have on the rest of the British TV news industry?
To discuss these and other questions we are putting together a panel of TV news experts and commentators.
The GB News presenter, Alastair Stewart OBE
The group director of content and media policy at Ofcom, Kevin Bakhurst
The former director of broadcasting at City University, Professor Lis Howell
The media commentator, Raymond Snoddy OBE
Our chair for the evening
Andrea Catherwood - broadcaster, journalist, and newscaster.
Entry tickets are £10 each which helps cover our costs.
We will be making a number of free tickets available for students and anyone currently un-waged.
The Media Society is a volunteer run Charity committed to open access for all our Media themed events.
ZOOM waiting room opens at 5.45pm.
Conversation starts at 6.00pm prompt.