How well has the UK news media kept the public informed and held the authorities to account during the COVID-19 crisis?
Leading journalists and political communicators discuss how the news media has coped with the practical, editorial and political challenges of covering coronavirus.
Anushka Asthana (@AnushkaAsthana) is editor-at-large for the Guardian, and host of the daily news podcast, Today in Focus.
Pippa Crerar (@PippaCrerar) is the Political Editor of the Daily Mirror and Parliamentary Press Gallery chair
Annette Dittert (@annettedittert) is London Bureau Chief of ARD.
Richard Horton (@richardhorton1) is Editor of The Lancet.
Craig Oliver (@CraigOliver100) is former No10 Director of Politics & Communications and Editor of BBC News at 6pm & 10pm.
Charlie Beckett (@CharlieBeckett) is Professor of Practice, Director of Polis and the Polis/LSE Journalism AI project in the Department of Media and Communications at LSE.
This event is part of LSE's public event series - COVID-19: The Policy Response.
COVID-19 represents an enormous challenge for the social sciences to help governments and non-governmental organisations respond to the economic and societal consequences of the pandemic. Part of LSE's response to this challenge is a series of online public events that will take place over the Summer Term.
Why not visit the School of Public Policy COVID-19 Resource Centre.
This event in the series has been organised by the Department of Media and Communications, School of Public Policy and Institute of Global Affairs.
The Department of Media and Communications (@MediaLSE) is a world-leading centre for education and research in communication and media studies at the heart of LSE’s academic community in central London. We are ranked #1 in the UK and #3 globally in our field (2020 QS World University Rankings).
The School of Public Policy (@LSEPublicPolicy) is an international community where ideas and practice meet. Our approach creates professionals with the ability to analyse, understand and resolve the challenges of contemporary governance.
The Institute of Global Affairs (@LSEIGA) aims to maximise the impact of LSE's leading expertise across the social sciences by shaping inclusive and locally-rooted responses to the most important and pressing global challenges.
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