Guardian at 200

Fri, 21 May 2021 16:35:00 BST

Join our Guardian Live panel events on fake news, media reporting on humanitarian issues and the importance of newsroom diversity.

In June, the University is partnering up with The Guardian Live for three events to celebrate 200 years since the founding of The Guardian.

The John Rylands Research Institute and Library cares for the archives of The Manchester Guardian. The Rylands have created a digital exhibition exploring The Guardian’s history in Manchester and you’ll be able to visit in person when they re-open on 24th June.

The events with The Guardian Live draw on three key themes of the exhibition and bring them up to date with conversations about our world today. Our academics will join a panel of special guests to discuss an item from the archive, its relevance to today’s news and media, and how it may influence our future.

Tickets start from only £5 and you can book by following the links below:

  • Taking a closer look at how we navigate misinformation in today’s complex, internationally-connected media landscape. Fake news and the assault on truth, Tuesday 8 June 2021, 1pm–2pm. Rachel Gibson, Professor of Political Science, will be on the panel.
  • How has media reporting on humanitarian issues changed over the past 20 years, and how it could become more progressive? Humanitarian issues and the power of the media, Tuesday 15 June 2021, 1pm–2pm. Professor Bertrand Taithe, Director of the HCRI, will be on the panel.
  • The importance of newsroom diversity: a closer, more critical, look at the issues surrounding representation in newsrooms. The importance of newsroom diversity, with Gary Younge, Tuesday 22 June 2021, 1pm–2pm. Gary Younge, Professor of Sociology, will be on the panel.