The Big Issue Big Debate: Will Journalists Ever Be Trusted Again?

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Journalists and the journalism trade is under the cosh. Will things ever recover?

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THE BIG ISSUE BIG DEBATE

Over three decades The Big Issue has become a trusted media icon and a cultural landmark across the UK. In that time the media itself has undergone a radical transformation. The digital and social media explosion has accelerated a move away from traditional print and forever altered the way media is consumed, and manipulated.

In an era of mis-information, fake news and easily inflated online opinion masquerading as fact journalists are increasingly marginalised and vilified.

As part of the Edinburgh International Magazine Festival 2019, The Big Issue is hosting a Big Debate panel discussion asking -

Will journalists ever be trusted again?

Chaired by The Big Issue UK editor Paul McNamee, the panel will include a selection of some of the most strident and well-known voices in contemporary journalism in Scotland and beyond. The panel will include:

  • Stuart Cosgrove – Scottish journalist, broadcaster and television executive. He was Controller of Arts and Entertainment then Head of Programmes on Channel 4. He is also well known in Scotland as co-host of Off the Ball, the hugely popular football radio show. His is author of several award winning books on race and soul music.
  • Tasnim Nazeer - award-winning journalist, author and Universal Peace Federation Ambassador for Peace. A contributor to Al Jazeera English, Huffington Post, TRT World and Radio 2.
  • Angela Haggerty - a journalist and crusading reporter, she has written for a host of publications including Sunday Herald and Commonspace and is a well known news commentator on stations including BBC Scotland and Radio 5 Live.
  • Martin Geissler – A former foreign and Africa correspondent for ITN in a 30-year career in television news. He moved to the BBC last year and is presenter of The Nine, the new BBC Scotland Channel’s flagship news programme.

This event is part of the Edinburgh International Magazine Festival for more information see edmagfest.co.uk.

Find out more about The Big Issue and the topics we cover on our website

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