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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.