The Ethical Journalism Network’s board member Chris Elliott – the former readers’ editor of the Guardian – spoke at a conference organised by the National Union of Journalists’ ethics council on ‘Brexit, racism and fake news’.
When: Saturday 11 March 2017 12.15 – 17.00
Where: NUJ Headland House, 72 Acton Street, London, WC1X 9NB
Programme: NUJ Brexit conference on Saturday 11 March 2017 at Headland House, London
12.15 for coffee, registration and welcome
12.30 Journalists views on Brexit
The conference started with a presentation of the NUJ all-members Brexit survey results and the union’s ethics framework, with a discussion about the current problems with media oversight and regulation.
Introduced by professor Chris Frost, chair of the NUJ ethics council.
13.00 Production of the news: views from the inside
Speakers confirmed –
- Richard Palmer – NUJ FoC at Express newspapers
- Chris Elliott – former Guardian readers’ editor
- Nicholas Jones – NUJ life member and former BBC industrial and political correspondent
Chair: Sian Jones, NUJ vice president
14.30 Tackling racism in the media and society
- Joseph Harker – the Guardian’s deputy opinion editor
- Rachel Shabi – award-winning freelance journalist and author
- Mak Chishty – commander, London’s Metropolitan Police Service
- Christian Ahlund – chair of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance
Chair: Simon Hinds, BMC rep on the NUJ’s ethics council
16.00 Fake news
- Kate Shanahan – Writer, broadcaster and head of journalism and communications at the Dublin Institute of Technology
- Kate Saunders – the Guardian News and Media public policy manager
- Tim Dawson – NUJ president
Chair: Michael Foley, Irish rep on the NUJ’s ethics council
17.00 conference ends.
More speakers to be confirmed soon.
Register for a place at the event by emailing your name and NUJ membership number to Sarah Kavanagh. Contact details below.