Hugh Oldham Teatime Lecture - Brian Groom

Brian Groom (OM 1966 – 73) - After attending Balliol College, Oxford, Brian started his career on a weekly paper in Goole before moving onto the Financial Times for a career spanning over forty years.  His more senior roles include: assistant editor, political editor, Europe edition editor, comment and analysis editor, and business and employment editor.  In the 1990s,  he was editor of Scotland on Sunday, the Scotsman's Sunday paper.  He retired four years ago, but still works as a freelance journalist and editorial consultant. He lives in Saddleworth.

Humans have conveyed news, orally or in writing, as long as humanity has existed. Waves of technology have revolutionised the way that is done. Today newspapers are in decline and social media is disrupting all forms of communication, including broadcasting. Facebook and Google, which take at least two-thirds of all online advertising, are among those accused of spreading fake news. In future, will any trustworthy sources of news remain?

His talk is entitled: Does the news media have a future?

Thursday 14 November 2019, 4:00pm (refreshments will be served from 3:45pm)
MGS Memorial Hall
Admission free

Memorial Hall
Old Hall Lane
M13 0XT