Lords to quiz editors on investigative journalism

A House of Lords committee is to take evidence tomorrow from some of the leading investigative journalists.  Private Eye editor Ian Hislop, Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger, Nick Davies – author of Flat Earth News – and Paul Foot Award winner Clare Sambrook will be quizzed on the future of investigative journalism.

The sessions will cover:

  • how investigative journalism is done;
  • the role of social media;
  • funding;
  • the role of investigative journalism in society;
  • opportunities and threats;
  • the importance of conducting investigations in the public interest.

The Communications Committee sessions start at 3.30 on Tuesday 11 October in Committee Room 2 of the House of Lords and will be webcast live at www.parliamentlive.tv. The sessions are open to the public.

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