The future of investigative journalism

15 November 2011

Investigative journalist Paul Lewis, Special Projects Editor at The Guardian is among those to give evidence to the House of Lords Communications Committee on Tuesday 15 November, as it continues its inquiry into the future of investigative journalism

Three sessions will take place on Tuesday 15 November in Committee Room 2 of the House of Lords.


In the first session, the Committee will question Ofcom, particularly focusing on investigative journalism in public service broadcasting and training opportunities for journalists.

At 3.30 pm

  • Tony Close, Director of Standards
  • David Mahoney, Director of Content Policy

Immediately following, the Committee will question witnesses from The Newspaper Society.

At 4.00 pm

  • Geraldine Allinson, President, the Newspaper Society; Chairman, Kent Messenger Group
  • Edmund Curran OBE, Member, the Newspaper Society; Editor-in-chief, Independent News and Media in Northern Ireland

They will be asked about investigative journalism in the local press, threats to the practices of investigative journalism and training investigative journalists.

Lastly, the Committee will turn to the current state of investigative journalism and the use of social media as a means of investigating stories and contacting sources.

At 4.30 pm

  • Paul Lewis, Special Projects Editor at The Guardian 

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