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.