Cardiff’s Temple of Peace played host to four leading journalists in a debate on the media’s coverage of global news.
The ‘Small World’ debate, co-hosted by the WCIA
and Cardiff University’s School of Journalism (JOMEC)
, included a panel of both print and broadcast journalists.
Lindsey Hilsum, International Editor for Channel 4 News and Jonathan Levy, Director of News-gathering and Operations at Sky News represented broadcast, while for print there was Sean Ryan, Associate Editor at the Sunday Times and Martin Shipton, Chief Reporter at Media Wales.
The event was chaired by former Director of the BBC World Service Richard Sambrook who is now Director of the Centre of Journalism at Cardiff School of Journalism.
Joe Smith, 26, a journalism student at Cardiff University attended the event. He said: “It was a fantastic night and really inspiring to see some masters of the craft speak about industry in a very personal way. Really enjoyed it and even better than that, it is free.”
When asked why she was involved in the event Lindsey Hilsum said: “Because I think it's important that people understand how journalism works in the real world.
“I find that non-journalists and academics who have never been journalists often theorise with no understanding of the day to day pressures of time, money, visas, logistics and all the ordinary constraints of our lives.”
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