In Media We Trust?

newspaper_glassesDate: 18th March 2010
Time: 6.30 - 8 pm 
Location: New Theatre, East Building, LSE, Houghton St, London WC2A 2AE

The media isn't what it used to be. Or is it us? As citizens in a society dripping with information, are we truly more informed and better at reaching the right decisions?  What does it take to be media savvy, as the line between media consumer and media provider is increasingly blurred? Can we trust the experts whose opinions we hear and read? Can we learn to be media-literate, and whose responsibility is it to teach us?

Polis is hosting an interactive panel debate with Ben Hammersley (Editor at Large, Wired), Matt Locke (Commissioning Editor for New Media and Education, Channel 4), Cynthia O'Murchu (Financial Times) and David McCandless (Author of 'Information is Beautiful').

The event is free and open to all. No need to register. Pose your questions in advance at and forward them to|.

Presented by the Media CSR Forum and Polis.