“Since the Leveson Inquiry hearings began on 14 November some of the worst of British journalism has been laid bare by the victims of phone hacking, politicians, journalists and editors who have spoken.”
The first Frontline event of 2012 will discuss what has been revealed throught the Leveson Inquiry about the workings of the tabloid press and what the fall out will be for the journalism industry. The talk will be hosted by Paddy O’Connell of BBC Radio 4′s Broadcasting House. Other panelists include:
Peter Wilby, who writes a weekly column for the New Statesman, the magazine he edited between 1998 and 2005. A former education correspondent for both the New Statesman and the Sunday Times, he was editor of the Independent on Sunday from 1995 to 1996.
George Brock, Professor and head of journalism at City University. A journalist at The Observer from 1976 to 1981 he moved to The Times in 1981 and held positions from foreign correspondent to managing editor before leaving in 2008. He is a board member of the World Editors Forum, and a member of the British committee of the International Press Institute.
Additional panelists to be confirmed.