LORDS

‘Like’ media convergence? Peers seek status update from Facebook, Google and Telegraph Media Group

04 December 2012

On Tuesday 4 December, in the seventh evidence session of their inquiry into media convergence, the Lords Communications Committee will put questions to the Telegraph Media Group, and following on from that, to Google and Facebook.

Witnesses

On Tuesday 4 December, Committee Room 2, Palace of Westminster

At 3.30pm

  • Mr Edward Roussel, Executive Editor of Digital, Telegraph Media Group

As their product extends into ever more diverse areas of content and their fight for audiences onto increasingly international terrain, newspapers are already changing in the wake of convergence.  Mr Roussel, will be questioned about the impact of these changes and the questions they raise. For example, how should the oversight of traditional newspapers fit into the wider landscape of converged media regulation?

At 4.30pm

  • Mr Simon Milner, Policy Director, Facebook
  • Ms Sarah Hunter, Head of UK Public Policy, Google

The Committee will similarly explore the dramatic changes brought about by new digital intermediaries like Google and Facebook. What challenges and opportunities do they present for news plurality, jurisdiction and content standards, and how can the best outcomes for the UK public be ensured?

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