Gwyneth Williams, veteran BBC journalist and 2020 Walter Shorenstein Fellow, is joined by historian and broadcaster Linda Colley (Shelby M.C. Davis 1958 Professor of History, Princeton University) and Aleks Krotoski, presenter BBC’s The Digital Human.
Rolling news, far from helping us understand the world, is often little more than background noise, even contributing to a brutalisation of our public culture. This seminar will explore why we need to extend and deepen the context around news and journalism to include other ways of thinking and areas of study, such as history and science. Could culture as well as an enquiring academic approach be the key to our understanding of unfolding events in this age of uncertainty?