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Media lies at the heart of British life; whether through its historical embrace of the daily newspaper, the modulated tones of the BBC or its enthusiasm for voicing its opinion through Twitter, the rowdy, rambunctious, irreverent nature of British democracy is reflected in the country's love of news, views and comment.

The Media Society is a charity which exists to reflect that passion and exuberance through an exciting, diverse and engaging events programme encouraging anyone with an interest in media to get involved, listening to and questioning those at the heart of this enthralling industry.

Our membership includes journalists, broadcasters, PR folk and indeed anyone who has a connection with media. But just as media affects everyone, so our membership is open to all.

Our mission is straightforward; to surprise, provoke, inspire, educate and entertain.

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2

March

2020

Carrie Gracie In Conversation with Phil Harding

In Conversation with one of her former bosses, Phil Harding, Carrie talks about her time as China Editor, about her fight at the BBC and about what women, men and employers can do to achieve equality.

Please note: Starts at 7.00pm

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4

DEC

2019

Bernardine Evaristo in Conversation with Joanna Abeyie

Joint winner of this year’s Booker Prize for Girl, Woman, Other, Bernardine Evaristo has explored both heritage and modern life in her considerable body of work, in conversation with Joanna Abeyie, a multi-award-winning social impact entrepreneur, journalist, broadcaster and champion of diversity.

Please note: Starts at 7.00pm

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11

nov

2019

Steve Richards in Conversation with Michael Cockerell

British politics is nothing if not 'interesting' at the moment.
Steve Richards is one of the more astute journalists of this generation. Presenter of BBC Radio Four's ‘A Week in Westminster' and several series on Prime Ministers, including David Cameron and Theresa May.

Please note: Starts at 7.00pm

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24

sept

2019

Mark Thompson delivers the 3rd Hewlett lecture - 2019

We are delighted that Mark Thompson, President and CEO of the New York Times  has accepted our invitation to deliver this year's third lecture.

Please note: Starts at 6.30pm

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7

oct

2019

John Ryley, Editor-in-chief Sky News in conversation with Stewart Purvis CBE

John Ryley started as a radio journalist in 1985 at Invicta FM in Kent, moving to the BBC in 1987 as a news trainee with Jeremy Vine. In late 1989 he worked as a producer on the BBC Nine O'Clock News.

Please note: Starts at 7.00pm

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8

oct

2019

Welcome to the World of Print and Digital Media 2019 - Student event

The Media Society, in association with The London Press Club, invites you to an evening of insight into the way newspapers and digital journalism are produced: who does what, and why.

Please note: Starts at 5.30pm

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9

oct

2019

Welcome to the World of Broadcasting 2019 - Student event

The Media Society, in association with BBC News, invites you to an evening of insight into the way programmes are made and who makes them.  

Please note: Starts at 5.00pm

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3

FEB

2020

Evan Davis in conversation with Helen Boaden

Evan Davis is presenter of BBC PM having formerly been the main presenter of the BBC2 current affairs show, Newsnight. Before taking up that role in September 2014, he was a presenter of the Today programme on BBC Radio 4. He is also well-known as the presenter of the BBC2 business reality show Dragons Den. And on Radio 4, he hosts a weekly business discussion programme the Bottom Line.

Please note: Starts at 7.00pm

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Mark Thompson, former Director-General of the BBC gives the third Steve Hewlett Memorial Lecture at London’s Westminster University

Tuesday 1 October 2019

A joint initiative by the RTS and the Media Society

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Jonathan Dimbleby: BBC “so concerned” with impartiality it sometimes misses the point

wednesday 18 september 2019

Jonathan Dimbleby in conversation with Helen Boaden

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Meet the winners of Steve Hewlett Scholarship

THURSDAY 8 November 2018

Georgia Keetch and Liam Warden

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Video:  Steve Hewlett Memorial Fund 2018

THURSDAY 11 OCTOBER 2018

Charlotte Moore speaking at the Royal Television Society Event

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Podcast:  Charlene White 

Monday 24 September 2018

She was speaking at a Media Society event.

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Podcast:  Alan Rusbridger Denies Being A 'Hopeless Business Manager'

Monday 10 September 2018

He was speaking at a Media Society event.

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Podcast: Who Won The TV World Cup?

Sunday 05 August 2018

Which broadcaster won out?

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Podcast: David Abraham on Life In The 'Creative Wilderness'

Friday 27 july 2018

Listen again as he talks to Raymond Snoddy.

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Four Upcoming Journalists Awarded at London Voices

Thursday 19 july 2018

The Media Society has sponsored for a second year.

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Media Society Delighted To Support Comment Awards

Thursday 22 june 2018

We're delighted to be partnering with the awards in their tenth year.

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Podcast: Eddie Mair on That Boris Johnson Interview

Thursday 5 june 2018

Listen again to the PM presenter in conversation with Phil Harding.

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Professor Roy Greenslade is retiring

Tuesday 22 May 2018

To celebrate his illustrious career in Journalism and his many
years here at City, he will be in conversation with Jane Martinson

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Second Round of Steve Hewlett Scholarships Open

SATURDAY 31 March 2018

Students will receive a £2,000 bursary.

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Gina Miller Says There Such Be a 'People's Vote' on Brexit

Tuesday 13 March 2018

She was speaking at the University Women's Club

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Lionel Barber Receives The Media Society Award

Thursday 1 March 2018

The editor of the FT was honoured for his contribution to journalism.

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Peter Layton London Glassblowing and The Media Society

Thursday 22 february 2018

Peter delivers another original art glass award honouring Lionel Barber at our Annual Dinner...

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The Old and The New: Meet the New BBC Studios at White City 

Tuesday 9 january 2018

Our speakers were not the stars of the show...

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Krishnan Guru-Murthy: 'Employing Black Privately Educated Women Isn't Diversity'

Tuesday 9 january 2018

He also talks about his route into the media.

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Jeremy Thompson: Fake News Biggest Challenge for Broadcasters in the Digital Era

Tuesday 28 november 2017

He was speaking at the Media Society's Christmas Drinks

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The Media Society Christmas Party in Pictures

Tuesday 28 november 2017

Jeremy Thompson was at the helm.

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Data Journalism is Revolutionising Local  News

Friday 10 november 2017

The panel included people from Google and The Bureau of Investigative Journalism

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