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Alan-rusbridger
Alan Rusbridger
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Matthew Stadlen

Breaking News: The Remaking of Journalism and Why It Matters Now

Alan Rusbridger Interviewed by Matthew Stadlen

Wednesday, 3 April 2019

10:00am

1 hour

Sheldonian Theatre

£7 - £12.50

Former editor of the Guardian Alan Rusbridger reflects on his years at the helm of one of the world’s most influential newspapers and looks at the state of the press and at the forces threatening press freedom.

Rusbridger was editor of the Guardian for 20 years and was at the heart of many significant stories including the Edward Snowden revelations, phone-hacking, Wikileaks and the Keep it on the Ground campaign. However, what does the future hold for news and information in an age when the President of the United States openly lies and brands his critics fake news, other politicians rubbish the views of experts, and social media is awash with unreliable and false news?

Rusbridger was editor in chief of Guardian News & Media between 1995 and 2015. During his time, the newspaper’s coverage of phone-hacking led to the Leveson Inquiry and the Guardian won the Pulitzer Prize for its work on the Snowden revelations. Rusbridger is now principal of Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. Here he talks to journalist and LBC radio presenter Matthew Stadlen, a former BBC producer who is a regular interviewer for the Daily Telegraph and has interviewed for the BBC.

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FT Weekend Title partner BBC World Service International radio partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner University of Oxford New College Jewish Book Week Partner of Jewish programme Italian Embassy Supporter of Italian programme Irish Embassy, London Supporters of the Irish programme MIT Press MIT Press. Sponsors of the programme of American literature and culture The Dorchester Hotels Collection Festival London hotel partner Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Princeton University Press British Academy Festival academic partner Ian and Carol Sellars Emily Rose and James Marrow Lady Hatch Patron donor for the programme of Irish literature and culture George Warren Mary and Cecil Quillen Jesus College Worcester College Worcester College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Hilda’s College 11th St Hilda's day at the festival St Cross College St Cross College The Feathers Hotel Macdonald Bear Hotel Critchleys The Royal Society of Literature Royal Literary Fund Felicity Bryan Associates Oxford University Press Conference Oxford University of Oxford Mathematical Institute Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office Said Business School Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner The Oxford Times Regional media partner Oxford Brookes University Oxford University Images Oxford University Images The Sheldonian Theatre Floris of London City Audio Visual Sloane Club British Humanist Association Schoolreaders Oxford City Council The Litmus Partnership K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography OX magazine History of War All About History Steer Oxford Botanic Garden