Breaking the News events

Text: Read what you believe? Believe what you read?

A season of events to accompany our Breaking the News exhibition

News has the power to make and break elections; turn everyday people into overnight superstars, and bring them crashing back down to earth. Continue your exploration of how we base our opinions, decisions and arguments on it. Join journalists, editors, writers and broadcasters to discuss how news shapes the world around us – and the way we make sense of it.

Speakers include Ian Hislop, Rana Ayyub, Amelia Gentleman, Sophia Smith Galer, Jennifer Nadal, Shrabani Basu and even members of The Magic Circle. Plus we’ll be covering freedom of the press, whistleblowing, war reporting, hoaxes, satirical opportunities as well as democracy and disinformation.

Find out more about the Breaking the News exhibition.

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Series events

Ian Hislop
At the Library and online

An Evening of Satire with Ian Hislop and guests

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Jon Sopel
At the Library and online

2022 Bryant Lecture: 'Falsehood, Fakery and the Threat to Free Speech'

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event panel
At the Library and online

Literature Matters: Marina Hyde and Armando Iannucci

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Event speakers
At the Library and online

Have We Got News For You. With 5x15

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The hoax
At the Library

The Hoax: The 18th Century's Most Intriguing Deceptions

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"Wow! Women of the World" logo
At the Library

Double Take: A Feminist Lens on the News

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event panel
At the Library and online

Blood! Sex! Crime! On Why We Devour Sensationalism

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illustration
Online

Meet the Curators: A News-themed Session

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illustration
Online

Meet the Curators: A News-themed Session

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The BBC book cover | David Hendy Author (Credit Tim Stubbings AHRC)
At the Library and online

This is the BBC

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Whistleblowers event promotional image
At the Library

Whistleblowers

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Composite of event guests
At the Library

From #fakenews towards a compassionate media

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Breaking the News logo
At the Library

Relaxed Hours: Breaking the News exhibition

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