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Click down or  HERE to listen to our latest podcast covering our 24 June event, ‘Summer Drinks’, in conversation with Michael White.           At the ‘Summer Drinks’ event of the Media society on June 24, surrounded by beautiful photos at the Ellwood Atfield gallery which is based in the magnificent setting…

Click HERE to listen to our latest podcast about how young people consume media, is it that different from how their parents consumed media and what it means for the future of the media industry?   YOUNG NEWS?   Are the young beyond redemption when it comes to traditional media?   Is the ‘Buzz Feed’…

1. WIJ@War   WHEN : Tuesday, 1 July, 2014    TIME: 6.30 for 7pm start. Ends 9pm   WHERE:  Edelman, The Python Lounge ,  Southside, 105 Victoria Street, London SW1E 6QT         Women may soon be on the frontline in armed combat but they have always been there as journalists – and their role is just as controversial….

  DAVID KINGSLEY OBE AN APPRECIATION BY HIS FELLOW LSE ALUM AND VETERAN MEDIA SOCIETY MEMBER HARRY DARTON,THE FORMER EDITOR OF BROADCAST   Sadly, David Kingsley, who was the most significant name in media (and the Media Society on whose Council he served )for many years, has died. He contributed to all areas of media…

Last night was a full house with many come to see our debate: Is the BBC In Crisis?   Click onward for some recaps of the event from audience members: Flawed and could improve, but BBC is still the best of British (The Conversation) City chief says BBC Trust was an accident waiting to happen…

Places are already filling up fast for IBC Legal’s 21st Annual Defamation & Privacy Conference. And with our strongest ever line-up of speakers and sessions, it’s easy to see why. Here are just some of the great reasons you simply can’t afford to miss out: Panel Session including Steve Coogan: Ought a New Press Regulator…

The London Grill Club creates the opportunity to put people that matter to the flame using your questions – while enjoying good food and company!   The next guest will be Vaughan Smith on 26th February 2014, founder of the Frontline Club in Paddington and a supporter of Julian Assange,   The grill will take place at The…

Check out this event with our friends at Women in Journalism on February 20. –   Date: Thursday 20 February: Time: 6:30pm arrival for 7.30pm start. Location: Trinity Mirror offices, Canary Wharf (Room TBC) The panel discussion will be followed by a drinks reception and networking Price: Students :  £10 – includes a year’s free annual membership to Women in Journalism…

As to be expected of an event focused on data, Wednesday’s event for The Media Society featured lots and lots of behind-the-scenes chitchat (read: a good number of the audience was on their phone throughout the event tweeting back and forth).     Thank you to Adam Tinworth (@adders) for featuring our event on his blog;…

See some of the articles featuring Wednesday’s event here: The Guardian Daily Mail The Times Broadcast Now The Drum   —     JOHN HUMPHRYS: A LIFE IN LITTLE STORIES By John Mair   This is no dry report of the event. It was a huge success. Packed house entranced for ninety minutes. Read the…

Our friends at Women in Journalism and London Press Club are hosting a networking event for any and all media lovers to join.   Where: El Vinos, Fleet Street. When: January 29th, 2014. Time: 7-9 pm. Entry is free but there will be a pay bar . Please RSVP to wijuk@aol.com if you would like…

    Geraldine Sharpe-Newton, President of The Media Society:   Simon did several turns at Media Society events and we want to add our condolences at this time.  He was such a lovely man, with the rare combination of a razor sharp intelligence and a humorous light touch.  Simon had such wit and his not-to-be-missed…

The London Grill Club creates the opportunity to put people that matter to the flame using your questions – while enjoying good food and company!   The first two guests for in the New Year as this winter’s exciting programme continues are Andrew Mitchell, MP on 20th January 2014 and George Galloway, MP on 12th…

  Dear All,   We all have many reasons to want to be with old and new friends as this year draws to a close.  For us our 40th Anniversary and the dinner honouring Sir Harold Evans has been a highlight of 2013. You can read more on our website and see pictures from the…

Join our friends at Women in Journalism (WIJ) for their upcoming events this month:   November 21: Women in Journalism and DIVA magazine  invite you to:  ”No woman that can’t be cured” – How does the media treat gay women?   During a Radio 5 Live comedy broadcast in June, presenter Colin Murray asked contestants to…

Photo (c) Wilton Pictures - Click here for photo gallery   By Geraldine Sharpe-Newton, President of the Media Society   It is to the credit of the Media Society that although it had taken weeks of gentle, persistent persuasion to get the shy reluctant Sir Harold Evans to agree to be honoured, in the event he capitulated and afterwards…

A Service to commemorate those journalists, cameramen and support staff who have died on the frontline will be held at St Bride’s Church, Fleet Street at 6.30pm on Tuesday 12th November 2013. This year, the event’s title “A Mission in Peril: Celebrating the Media in Troubled Times” refers not only to those who have lost…

Next Tuesday (November 5th) the London Press Club presents breakfast with Sun editor David Dinsmore.   From Ed Miliband joining the growing calls for the removal of Page 3 to the introduction of an online paywall, it has been a busy first five months editing the UK’s most popular paper for Dinsmore. Combine that with…

Feature by Kirsty O’Connor - Associate at Reed Smith   The 19th (yes, 19th!) Annual “Protecting the Media” Conference was held on 17 September at the Grange City Hotel.   As usual, chaired by its devisor, Michael Skrein, senior media litigation Partner at Reed Smith LLP, the conference saw speakers tackle recent case law, regulatory developments and technological…

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