25th September 2007



Senior investigative reporter opens talk series



Award-winning investigative reporter Phillip Knightley will open a major series of talks on journalism at the University of Lincoln at 6pm on October 1.


The series, called Journalists Speak Out on Journalism, has been organised by the Lincoln School of Journalism.


Phillip Knightley will discuss Why Bother with Journalism? at the EMMTEC auditorium on the Main Campus, Brayford Pool. The event is open to the public, there is no need to book and everyone is welcome.


A Visiting Professor at the University, Mr Knightley became part of the celebrated Sunday Times Insight team from the 1950s to the 1970s, breaking famous stories such as the Kim Philby spy scandal, the Profumo sex scandal and exposing the effects of thalidomide on new-born babies.


Now an acknowledged expert in the dark arts of warfare, having written the seminal text on wartime propaganda The First Casualty, Mr Knightley lives in London and works as a freelance journalist for publications all over the world. He is the author of ten books, covering in depth some of the biggest stories of recent times. Most recently he has written his autobiography A Hack's Progress and the critically acclaimed history Australia: A Biography of a Nation.


Other speakers in the series include foreign broadcast correspondent Jonathan Charles, internationally acclaimed photojournalist David Woodfall, BBC diplomatic correspondent Bridget Kendall, investigative reporter Tessa Mayes, broadcaster and columnist Libby Purves, and freelance Linda Jones.



For more information, please call Professor Richard Lance Keeble 01507 343034 or rkeeble@lincoln.ac.uk


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