Big name journalists for speaker series

Angela Rippon, Phillip Knightley and Yasmin Alibhai-Brown are amongst the list of journalists visiting the university as part of the Journalists Speak out on Journalism series of talks this term.


Yasmin Alibhai-Brown recieved a honarary doctorate of letters from the University of Lincoln in 2010. Photo: UoL
Broadcaster and controversial Independent columnist, Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, will launch this year’s talks at 5pm on October 10th.

Just over a week after the Lincolnshire Echo is set to change from publishing daily to weekly, the future of local newspapers will be discussed on October 24th with a panel including Steven Fletcher, the acting editor of the Echo and former editor of the paper Neil Fowler.

Also returning to the university is Jane King, editor of Farmers Weekly, on October 31st, who last year discussed the unlikely popularity of Facebook within the farming community, and consumer journalist, broadcaster Angela Rippon who will speak on November 7th. Renowned investigative journalist Phillip Knightley will discuss war reporting on November 21st.

The talks take place in the Cargill lecture theatre, usually at 6:15pm, and are open to all with no need to book. A selection of the talks will also be streamed live on The Linc website.

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