How can investigative journalism survive and thrive?

04 October 2011

Reuters Institute representatives are among the first witnesses to give evidence to the Lords Communications Committee for its inquiry into the future of investigative journalism on Tuesday 4 October at 4.30 pm

The witnesses, John Lloyd and David Levy from the Reuters Institute and John Mair, senior lecturer in broadcasting at Coventry University, are expected to face questions about how media organisations are adapting, whether new funding models for investigative journalism need to be found and the legal and regulatory frameworks need to change.

The rise of "citizen journalism" and social media, broader economic and technological changes and the aftermath of the News International phone hacking scandal are shaking the world of journalism to its core. Yet responsible investigative journalism remains vital to a healthy democracy. The Committee is examining how investigative journalism can continue to fulfil an important purpose in the UK as our media landscape changes.


The evidence session is due to take place at 4.30 pm in Committee Room 2 at the House of Lords.

At 4.30 pm

  • John Lloyd, Reuters Institute
  • David Levy, Reuters Institute
  • John Mair, Senior Lecturer in Broadcasting, Coventry University

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