Is it Too Late to Restore Trust in the Media?

08 Mar

Thursday 8 March 2018 08:00 - 09:45

Join us and our panel of leading female disruptors at a special event on 8 March, to mark International Women’s Day 2018.

In an era of fake news and events like Brexit and Grenfell, the media sector has often appeared out of touch with local issues and communities across Britain.

There is also increasing concern about the influence wielded by social media networks and their impact on young people’s mental health. Meanwhile, the sector has been ridden with bad news about sexual harassment, pay discrimination and the lack of diversity particularly at senior levels.

But the media also plays a critical positive role in informing and changing perceptions, holding institutions accountable, connecting people and mobilising communities.

Our panel

During this event our panel will discuss these challenges and what the sector needs to do in order to regain the public’s trust.

The Moderator

  • Su-Mei Thompson, CEO, Media Trust

The Panelists

  • Munroe Bergdorf, Model and Activist
  • Justine Roberts, Founder and CEO, Mumsnet and Gransnet
  • Ayesha Hazarika, Former Political Adviser turned Columnist, Broadcaster and Comedian
  • Alison Lomax, Head of Brand Solutions, Google
  • Shelina Janmohamed, Vice President, Ogilvy Noor


  • 08:00: Doors open for breakfast and networking
  • 08:30: Panel discussion & Q&A
  • 09.45: Close

This event is kindly being hosted in partnership with Ogilvy.

More about our work

In partnership with the media industry, we offer young people, from non-traditional under privileged backgrounds, the opportunity to gain experience in the media sector.

As well as giving young people practical tools, our programmes convert their talents and passions into confidence and skills to progress in further education, employment and give a voice to the communities they live in.

About Ogilvy

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Ogilvy is home to the UK’s most diverse range of creative thinkers and doers, united in a single cause: making brands matter.

With over 1,200 creative problem solvers gathered in one inspiring, collaborative space, Ogilvy holds London’s broadest, deepest skill set – bringing creative ideas to life and working with 1 in 4 of the UK’s biggest brands.




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