An unmissable evening with the Guardian’s former Editor-in-Chief Alan Rusbridger in conversation with Baroness Beeban Kidron on the past, present and future of the press, and the forces menacing its freedom.

How do we know any more what is true and what isn’t? We are living through the greatest communication revolution since Gutenberg in which falsehood regularly seems to overwhelm truth. The news media have been disrupted by huge and fast-moving changes. The growth of social media and with it the ability of billions of people to publish has created a vast amount of unreliable and false news which now competes with, and sometimes drowns, more established forms of journalism.

The President of the United States regularly lies to the public and brands his critics ‘fake’. Politicians openly rubbish the views of ‘so-called experts’. Where can we look for reliable, verifiable sources of news and information? What does all this mean for democracy? And what will the future hold?

Tickets are £20. There will be a book signing after the talk.


This event is produced in partnership with The Guardian Live.





The Frobisher Auditorium

The Barbican
Silk Street
London EC2Y 8DS

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