Lords consider role of news agencies and producers in UK media plurality

08 October 2013

On Tuesday 8 October, the House of Lords Communications Committee will take evidence from the Chief Executive of ITN, John Hardie, and the Chief Executive of The Press Association, Clive Marshall.  The Committee will also hear from media commentators Steve Hewlett, of the BBC Media Show and Roy Greenslade, Professor of Journalism at City University.


On Tuesday 8 October 2013, Committee Room 2, Palace of Westminster

At 3.30pm

  • Steve Hewlett, media commentator and presenter of the BBC Media Show
  • Roy Greenslade, Professor of Journalism, City University

The Committee will explore a number of broad questions relating to media plurality with Mr Hewlett and Professor Greenslade.

At 4.30pm

  • John Hardie, Chief Executive Officer, ITN
  • Clive Marshall, Chief Executive Officer, The Press Association

The Chief Executives of ITN and the Press Association will address matters arising, for example, from the fact that the news programmes of all three of the commercially-funded public service broadcasters, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 are produced by ITN; and that an important degree of the news gathering relied on by the UK’s national newspapers is provided by agencies such as The Press Association.

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