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Seminar Series - 'Journalism & Public Responsibility'

Thursday, 20 January 2011 - 2:45pm to Thursday, 10 March 2011 - 6:45pm

The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, in collaboration with the McDonald Centre, organised a seminar series between January and March 2011 on the theme of 'Journalism & Public Responsibility.'

This series of weekly seminars featured presentations and discussion organised around the following topics:

  • January 27 - 'Journalism and Extremism: The Record' - Martin Bright, Political Editor, Jewish Chronicle; former political editor, New Statesman
  • February 3 - 'Journalism and Responsibility: An Impossible Combination?' - James Brandon, Head of Communications, Quilliam Foundation; author of Unlocking Al-Qaeda: Islamist Extremism in British Prisons
  • February 10 - 'Journalism and Trust: Ethics for Mediated Communication' - Onora O'Neill, Onora O’Neill Journalism and Trust: Ethics for Mediated Communication Professor of Philosophy, University of Cambridge; former President, British Academy
  • February 24 - 'Appearance and Reality: What Plato can Teach the Media,' David Oderberg, Professor of Philosophy, University of Reading
  • March 3 - 'What Ethic Should Journalism Have?' - John Cornwell, Director of the Science and Human Dimension Project, University of Cambridge
  • March 10 - ‘"We Don’t Do God": Journalism and the Coverage of Faith' - Brian Moynahan, author of A History of Christianity; former Foreign Correspondent, The Sunday Times

A copy of the program for the series is available here.