Journalism Matters

Wednesday 13 June 2012, 4.15PM to 5.30pm

Informal discussion and Q/A session

Journalism is changing, with an exciting range of debates informing its development.  As the Leveson enquiry continues the profession is looking in on itself, and digital media is transforming the role of local media, the business model underpinning major outlets, and the way in which we access facts and comment. 

What impact, if any, has this had on the values which underpin good journalism, and the skills required to undertake it?  What are the processes involved in developing a quality piece of writing, from research, to interview techniques, to drafting?  Has the way in which people access the profession changed, and what guidance should aspirant journalists take?

Join us, as two York alumni discuss these issues and more, with the conversation opening to the room.  Holly Williams and Jerome Taylor both work at 'The Independent', the only British newspaper to have increased its circulation over the last year.

Holly works both on the Saturday magazine (writing features, leading on the regular interview slot and advising on features), and on the Sunday paper, including for the Critics (arts) pages, writing TV, book, music and theatre reviews.

Jerome first joined 'The Independent' in 2005, working then on the Foreign Desk.  He is now a news reporter and the paper's Religious Affairs Correspondent.

Location: The Treehouse, Berrick Saul Building

Admission: All welcome