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18:00 - 20:00 20 November 2013

Italian Journalism: Facing the New Challenges Ahead

Location

B304 LT1 | Cruciform Building (link Map)
Gower Street | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Open

Speaker information

John Lloyd, Director of Journalism, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, John Lloyd is a Contributing Editor for the Financial Times, Director of Journalism at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, and a columnist for La Repubblica of Rome. At the Financial Times, he has been Labour Editor, Industrial Editor, East European Editor and Moscow Bureau Chief. In 2003 he launched the FT Magazine which he edited until 2005. He is chairman of the Advisory Board of the Moscow School of Civic Enlightenment. John Lloyd has won awards as Journalist of the Year, Specialist Writer of the Year and the David Watt Prize. He has been editor of The New Statesman in the 1980s and of Time Out in the 1970s. He has worked for Weekend World, the London Programme (LWT) and for Independent Radio News. His books include Eserc
Cristina Marconi, freelance journalist, Cristina Marconi is an Italian freelance journalist and former fellow at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism in Oxford. She spent six years in Brussels as a correspondent for Italian media and, before that, she worked in Rome as a financial reporter for a newswire. A graduate in Philosophy at the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa, she is currently based in London and is working on two projects on the European Union: a research on the press coverage of the debt crisis and a documentary about the future of the EU.

When it comes to freedom of the press, Italy ranks 57th in the world, according to Reporters sans Frontières. Yet Italian citizens have access to many respected national newspapers, several TV channels, a lively scene of information websites, a multiplicity of newswires and radios, and, possibly, more political talk shows than most other countries. How can such a situation be considered as being only ‘partly free’? With a media tycoon having run the country for the majority of the last 20 years, Italian journalism has seen its reputation dragged through the mire. Will it be restored now that Berlusconi’s power is declining? How is the country’s media landscape coping with the ongoing hard economic crisis? Tracing an history of journalism it Italy and analysing the way reporters currently operate, the two speakers will try to give an answer to these questions.


Contact

Beatrice Sica
b.sica@ucl.ac.uk


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