Insight with Jeremy Paxman – the Art of Asking the Right Question – FULLY BOOKED

Talk Tuesday 5th February, 2008

Award winning journalist and TV presenter gives his opinions on the media, current affairs, politics and politicians.
Jeremy Paxman began his television career as a reporter covering the troubles in Northern Ireland.
In 1977, he moved to London to work as a reporter on Tonight, and after two years he became a reporter on Panorama.
His assignments over the next five years took him around the world. It was during this period he wrote A Higher Form Of Killing with Robert Harris, an acclaimed history of chemical and biological warfare.
His investigation into the mysterious death of Italian banker Roberto Calvi, Called To Account, won the Royal Television Society award for international current affairs.
It was while travelling in El Salvador researching for his book about Central America – Through The Volcanoes – that he received a call inviting him to present the BBC’s new Six O’Clock News.
He joined Newsnight in 1989, shortly before publication of his portrait of the British Establishment: Friends in High Places.
Jeremy received a broadcasting award for outstanding contribution to television by the Voice of the Listener and Viewer in 1994 and 1997 as well as the Richard Dimbleby Award, Bafta’s most prestigious award for current affairs, in 1996 and 2000.
In 1998 he won the Interview of the Year award for his famous questioning of Michael Howard. In 2002 he was named presenter of the year at the Royal Television Society Journalism awards.

Moderated by Prof. Roy Greenslade – one of Britain’s foremost media teachers. Greenslade is a leading commentator and columnist on the media, and currently writes for the London Evening Standard and blogs for The Guardian. As a journalist he rose to the highest levels of management in a career taking in The Sun, the Sunday Times, and the editorship of the Daily Mirror.