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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 University of Oxford BBC World Service International radio partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner Worcester College Worcester College: Festival college partner Irish Embassy, London Supporters of the Irish programme Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press Massachusetts Institute of Technology 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 Head of Zeus The Macdonald Randolph Hotel The festival hotel Italian Cultural Institute HM Government of Gibraltar Festival green room sponsor Gibunco Group Sponsor of Gibraltar Lecture British Academy BBC Four Television Broadcast media partner Earthwatch Europe Ian and Carol Sellars Emily Rose and James Marrow Jill Dunsmore New College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Cross College St Cross College Jesus College St Hilda’s College St John’s College St John's College The Queen’s College The Queen's College Exeter College Exeter College Hertford College Keble College Keble College Oxford Brookes University Said Business School University of Oxford Mathematical Institute Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies The Oxford Times Regional media partner BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design The Royal Society of Literature Royal Literary Fund Princeton University Press Felicity Bryan Associates University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office Conference Oxford Oxford University Images Oxford University Images The Sheldonian Theatre Oxford University Press Floris of London Critchleys City Audio Visual Bayard Presse Eynsham Hall Macdonald Bear Hotel Sloane Club Ashmolean Museum British Humanist Association The Story Museum Oxford City Council The Litmus Partnership K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography OX magazine Liaison Financial Services Steer