Upcoming Events

The Art of the Television Reporter




  • Time

    Event starts at 6.30 for 7.00pm followed by drinks.

  • Location

    The Council Chamber, BBC Broadcasting House
    Portland Place, London W1A 1AA

Richard Lindley sadly died in November. He was an outstanding television reporter for ITN and BBC’s Panorama; the first western television journalist to interview Saddam Hussein; a former President of the Media Society and a much loved media figure.

Leading journalists will be paying tribute to Richard, looking back at his work and discussing the challenges facing television reporters today.

Among those taking part are speakers:-
Lindsey Hilsum, Channel 4 International Editor
Kamal Ahmed, Editorial Director BBC News
Michael Cockerel
l, leading BBC documentary maker
Richard Tait, former Editor Newsnight, Editor-in-Chief ITN and BBC Trustee
Anja Popp - Channel 4 News Reporter and winner of the RTS 2019 Young Talent Award
Peter Taylor
, award winning Panorama reporter
Roger Bolton,Presenter Radio 4's Feedback and Richard Lindley's Editor at Panorama and This Week

Come and join a host of media folk from the BBC, ITN and elsewhere for this very special evening held in the historic art deco Council Chamber at the heart of the BBC.

(Please note bring your photo ID along with your ticket.)

£17.50 Members of The Media Society, Editorial Intelligence and The London Press Club

£22.50 Guests of Members

£25.00 Non-Members and their Guests

£10.00 Students

Security Arrangements on arrival
You should go to the main door at the front of the historic old BBC Broadcasting House building in Portland Place. It is important that each ticket holder is named, so that individual security passes can be issued. You will need to bring your ticket and photo-id in order to pass through security on arrival at BBC Broadcasting House. Please note that in order for security badges to be issued on arrival, all booking details for attendees will be disclosed to the BBC. Personal details on the booking form have been kept to a minimum to require the name of each attendee and a contact e-mail address. In addition a mobile phone number and an office phone number (if any) have been asked for in the event of any query arising or the need to contact an attendee urgently. All attendees have to go through security, have their bags checked and be issued with a BBC identity lanyard before they can leave reception. You will be escorted up to the Council Chamber.Please arrive in time to complete this procedure.Strictly no admittance after 7 p.m.


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  • Ticket refunds are only, available if The Media Society is able to re-sell the tickets. Refunds will also be given if the event is cancelled. If the venue is moved, the date is changed, the topic is changed or the speakers are changed after you have purchased your tickets and the replacement venue, date, topic or speakers are not to the satisfaction of those who originally acquired tickets, please use the refund request facility within Eventbrite or contact admin@themediasociety.com to request a full refund.


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