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Talk, Mon 22 Jul 2019, £5-£18

Sir Martyn Lewis

Sir Martyn Lewis

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It’s a quarter of a century since Sir Martin Lewis stirred up a hornets nest with his controversial ‘good news’ speech about the need for a better balance between negative and positive news coverage.

Now, the former BBC and ITN newscaster returns to this theme and brings together the remarkable evidence of how constructive or solutions-driven journalism is gathering momentum around the world.

Martyn argues that there is an adjustment to the way in which journalists exercise their responsibilities in a rapidly changing society. In addition to reporting failures and injustices, they are also acknowledging accomplishments and successes with positive stories that stand up to rigorous, journalistic scrutiny. These are far removed from the light, trivial stories that have characterised good news in the past.

Part of Holt Festival.

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Mon 22 Jul 2019 14:30 to 15:30

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