The mainstream press say they are defending themselves against the dangers of political interference.
Politicians say they are fighting for the protection of the public against an over-mighty media.
Meanwhile the compact of trust between journalists and the public has never been stretched so thin.
Can it be restored…and if so, how?
Join us at The Church and Media Conference 2013.
We will be meeting this Wednesday, 16 October 2013 at BAFTA,
195 Piccadilly, London W1J 9LN with a series of events through the day.
8.30am Romps, Tots and Boffins
A breakfast gathering hosted by theMediaNet, the network of Christians and others who work professionally in media.
There we will be launching Rob Hutton’s hilarious new book Romps, Tots and Boffins,
about “journalese” – those words and phrases that only journalists ever use.
Click here to reserve your free place.
11.30am Annual General Meeting
Join us for the Annual General Meeting of the Church and Media Network.
The meeting will last an hour and will include a report of our work in 2013 and plans for the year ahead.
2pm Trust me – I’m a journalist!
A consultation drawing on the experience of guest contributors including:
Christina Patterson (Journalist and columnist)
Maggie Brown (The Guardian)
David Yelland (former editor The Sun now a partner at Brunswick)
Dorothy Byrne (Head of News and Current Affairs, Channel 4)
Sarah Teather MP (Member of Parliament for Brent Central)
Revd Christopher Landau (Author, Christians and the Media)
Jonathan Coad (Media lawyer)
Martin Moore (Director, Media Standards Trust)
The consultation will be chaired by former BBC media correspondent Torin Douglas MBE.
There are still places available at £12, so please book now at trust-me.eventbrite.co.uk.
We will be tweeting this event at #trustme.
4pm Networking refreshments
A chance to relax with friends and colleagues at BAFTA.