Monday, 7 November 2011

Lords to explore investigative journalism

The House of Lords will be discussing the future of investigative journalism tomorrow.

Its Communications Committee will question experts from universities and journalistic institutes about the importance of newspapers, the role of journalists and the concept of investigative journalism.

Those being brought to the house are Iain Overton, Managing Editor of the Bureau for Investigative Journalism,Dominic Cooper, General Secretary of the Chartered Institute for Journalists and Martin Moore, Director of the Media Standards Trust.

The session will focus on issues including the role of local newspapers within the field of investigative journalism, the financial pressures that newspapers face and how social media has changed the process of investigative journalism.

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