The changing face of investigative journalism

22 November 2011

The House of Lords Communications Committee continues its inquiry into the future of investigative journalism on Tuesday 22 November 2011 when it probes further into issues such as what can be defined as "public interest" and the role of the tabloid press in holding those in power to account

The Committee will focus on the role that the PR industry plays in investigative journalism, techniques used by investigative journalists and how the way that publications instigate or pay for investigative stories may change in the future.


At 3.30pm, Tuesday 22 November, Committee Room 2, Palace of Westminster

  • Phil Hall, former Editor of News of the World

At 4.00pm

  • Andrew Gilligan, London Editor of the Daily Telegraph

At 4.30pm evidence will be heard via video-link from New York from:

  • Sir Harold Evans, Editor at Large of Thomson Reuters, former Editor of the Sunday Times and the Times
  • Stephen Adler, Editor in Chief of Thomson Reuters

Questions to Thomson Reuters will range from the role of news agencies in investigative journalism to the Insight team of the Sunday Times, where Sir Harold was once Editor.

Further information

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