Ethics on the table

THE NUJ's Ethics Council is organising a conference in association with the media ethics group MediaWise, on Saturday 4 December in The Portland Room, University of Westminster, 4-12 Little Titchfield Street, London W1W 7UW

It's open to journalists and members of the public; it's free but places must be booked in advance: email

The themes of the conference are:

  • the challenge to journalists - criticisms of journalistic output.
  • who sets the standards - what forms of regulation can help strengthen trust in journalism?
  • how can we encourage journalists to be ethical?

The speakers confirmed so far are:

  • Fareena Alam, QNews;
  • Jim Corrigall, President, NUJ;
  • Jeremy Dear, General Secretary NUJ;
  • Julia Hobsbawm  of HMC Public Relations);
  • Fran O'Brien, OfCom Content & Standards Board;
  • John Lloyd, Editor of the Financial Times Magazine;
  • Sir Christopher Meyer, Press Complaints Commission;
  • Valeriu Nicolae, European Roma Information Office; and
  • Sandra Nyaira, Exiled Journalists Network.

Contributors of texts to the conference so far include:

  • Graham Allen MP;
  • Jeremy Corbyn MP;
  • Jake Ecclestone, NUJ Ethics Council;
  • Andrew Gowers, Financial Times;
  • Bill Hegarty, British Journalism Review;
  • Mike Jempson, MediaWise;
  • Martin Kettle, Guardian;
  • Bill Norris, ex ITN/Time;
  • Deirdre O'Neill, Trinity and All Saints College, Leeds;
  • Prof Julian Petley, Brunel University; and
  • Prof. Barry Richards, Bournemouth University.
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