Breaking the News: The Launch Debate

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A lively celebration of regional news and its significance at the heart of communities

This event will take place in Leeds Central Library. Tickets may be booked from the ticketsource website to attend in person, or from this page to watch on our platform (online) either live or within 48 hours on catch up.  In-person ticket bookers will also be sent a bonus link to the online event. Viewing links will be sent out shortly before the event.

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Join a lively celebration of regional news and its significance at the heart of communities, at the launch of the British Library’s flagship exhibition Breaking the News. Fatima Manji and guests in Leeds Central Library will explore the regional news landscape, and how we all have a voice to tell our own stories and influence the bigger picture.

Fatima Manji is an award-winning broadcaster and journalist who anchors the UK's Channel 4 News. She reports on major national and international stories, and is best known for breaking stories with a global impact. She is also the author of Hidden Heritage: Rediscovering Britain’s Lost Love of the Orient (2021).

James Mitchinson is the Editor of The Yorkshire Post and Editorial Director for JPI Media Yorkshire. He began as a trainee reporter on the Worksop Guardian in 2002 and now oversees three regional daily titles, 25 weeklies and 140 employed staff journalists. These titles generate over one million page views per day.

Rachel Horne co-founded Doncopolitan, a print magazine in a studio in Doncaster. Born during the miners’ strike, her work tells the story of her community through art and writing. She co-produced the film Made In Doncaster to highlight how national news can leave communities feeling misrepresented. She is a dedicated arts practitioner in palliative care and is studying Art Psychotherapy at Goldsmiths.

Roger Lytollis a is a three-time winner at the Regional Press Awards. And a twelve-time loser at the North West Media Awards. He isn't bitter about that at all. His book Panic As Man Burns Crumpet has been widely praised: “For those who know about provincial newspapers, this will be a classic. Those who don't know will envy what they have missed . . . It is a terrific piece of work.” Melvyn Bragg

Join this national conversation exploring how as individuals we have a voice to tell our own stories and influence a bigger picture.

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Name: Breaking the News: The Launch Debate
Where: Entrance Hall
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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Price: Online Free Event: £0.00
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546