LABOUR MP Tom Watson, a co-author of Dial M for Murdoch, spoke about the future of journalism in Huddersfield last night.
The not-for-profit debate was organised by former Guardian journalist Michelle Hodgson and the Huddersfield Creative Arts Network (HCAN) in collaboration with the journalism and media department at Huddersfield University.
On the day the Leveson Inquiry into the culture, practices and ethics of the press was published, journalism students and members of the public flocked to the university’s Canalside building to hear the views of Mr Watson, who spearheaded the campaign to investigate allegations of phone hacking.
He was joined by Huddersfield Daily Examiner Editor, Roy Wright; Dr Stephen Dorril, senior lecturer in journalism at the University of Huddersfield; Adam Christie, vice-president of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ); editor of Yorkshire Women’s Life, Dawn-Maria France and Asam Shah, a digital journalist for The Next Web, the BBC and Al Jazeera.
The Question Time-style event allowed audience members to grill the panel on their view on a host of hot topics in the world of journalism.