Is the Press Losing Its Influence?
This event occurred on Wednesday 20 June 2012.
Despite the continuous decline in newspaper circulation over the past ten years, a YouGov poll, commissioned by Gorkana, has found that the vast majority of the British public believes newspapers continue to exert huge influence over our national life, an influence that many believe has increased over the past decade.
At Millbank Media Centre this week a panel of veteran media execs and former Conservative leadership candidate Rt. Hon David Davis MP engaged in a lively debate to decide whether the press is losing its influence.
The event explored areas such as the declining economics of national journalism, the rise of the social media; the impact of Leveson; the crisis in News International; plurality; and the relationship between press and politics.
Full video footage and a write-up of the event are available here.
publisher and broadcaster
The Rt. Hon. David Davis MP
member of parliament for Haltemprice and Howden Shadow Home Secretary
chairman of the BFI and former director general of the BBC
contributing editor at the Financial Times and director of journalism at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism
media executive and former Sunday Express editor