As the public respond to rapid political changes in Europe and America, a digital-age quandary is emerging around editorial policies of newspapers during times of political transition. In a new series of exclusive talks hosted by journalist Roy Greenslade, we are bringing together today’s leading news editors to discuss, directly with their readers, issues related to editorial policies and press freedom in an era of polarising politics.
Ten years on from the publication of the September dossier, Kevin Marsh, former editor of the Today programme, spoke at the Frontline Club on 18 September about the political firestorm in the aftermath of the Radio 4 show’s “sexed up” comments made by former Defence Correspondent Andrew Gilligan.
The insider story of what happened at the BBC during the fallout, documented in Marsh’s new book, Stumbling over the Truth, fills in a “massive piece of history” said discussion chair Roy Greenslade.
Tonight we’ll be discussing the ongoing MP Expenses scandal in the UK and whether or not the story was a triumph of journalism or the chequebook. Roy Greenslade chairs the discussion tonight 8 June and we start at 7:30pm GMT. As usual, if you can’t make it to the Club in person you can […]
Proving that the Frontline Club is not only about debate but also action, the discussion in the bar after the debate on the future of the local press prompted Roy Greenslade to follow through his championing of hyperlocal journalism. He is, he has announced, about to become the next community reporter for the Kemp Town […]
Before another week passes here’s a round up of the first event I organised for the Frontline Club. For the past month or so I’ve been finishing my time at Press Gazette – before Wilmington closed down the operation – and working part time at the Frontline, so it’s perhaps not surprising that former colleagues […]
You can now watch the event here. We’ll be discussing the fate of the regional press at the Frontline Club tonight. Taking part will be Roy Greenslade, Commentator and Columnist, Jon Slattery, Freelance journalist, William Yarker, Director in Deloitte’s Media Consulting Practice and others. We get started at 7pm GMT /11am PST. If you can’t […]
The Guardian’s Roy Greenslade will be posing questions to Robert Thomson, Editor of The Times, at the Frontline Club tonight and, in a very Web2.0, crowd sourcing, wisdom of the oiks manner, he’s looking for your questions. Some questions already coming in, Do you think think that Rupert Murdoch’s influence over the news media should […]