13th October 2010, 10:32am
Angela Rippon and head of Channel 4 News debate what makes good journalism
Queen of News Angela Rippon Veteran journalist and presenter Angela Rippon and outspoken head of Channel 4 News Dorothy Byrne are the latest media luminaries to visit Lincoln for a prestigious series of lectures and debates.

The pair will be in the Cargill Lecture Theatre at the University of Lincoln on Monday night (18 October) at 6.15 pm for a panel debate on "What makes good journalism?" All are welcome to attend: there is no need to book.

BAFTA and Emmy award-winning Byrne, whose credits include World in Action and Dispatches, was appointed Visiting Professor at the Lincoln School of Journalism in 2005.

Rippon, who became the BBC's first woman newsreader in 1976 and went on to make an extraordinary range of programmes for the BBC and commercial stations, was appointed Visiting Professor of Consumer Journalism at the University in April this year.

She will deliver two masterclasses for broadcast journalism students earlier in the day before joining Dorothy Byrne for the probing public debate.

The event is one of a series of lectures entitled "Journalists speak out on journalism" arranged by the School of Journalism. Other big names speaking over the next few weeks include American radical Michael Albert and acclaimed war correspondent, film-maker and author John Pilger.

Professor Richard Lance Keeble, of the School of Journalism, said: "Two such experienced and important journalists debating the fundamental principles of their trade is an important part of the learning programme for our students. We are now delighted to open up the debate to the public too. The evening promises to be very thought-provoking."

Admission is free to the debate - but car parking charges apply.

To see more lectures in the Journalists Speak Out on Journalism series, visit: http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/events/journalismlectures.htm
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