After Snowden: 20th Anniversary Lecture with Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger

The School of Journalism, Media and Communication was proud to welcome Alan Rusbridger, (at the time) editor-in-chief of The Guardian and The Observer, to give our 20th Anniversary Lecture.

Former Guardian newspaper editor Alan Rusbridger giving a talk. He is in front of a presentation.

Mr Rusbridger visited the University of Sheffield on 20 October 2014 to speak on the theme 'After Snowden' – looking at reporting and the future of journalism in the context of the Guardian's award-winning exposé of state surveillance in the UK and USA.

At the time, The Guardian was Newspaper of the Year and winner, with the Washington Post, of the most prestigious press award in the world, the Pulitzer Prize, recognising the papers' coverage of the Edward Snowden surveillance revelations.

Alan Rusbridger's editorship had also featured major investigations into WikiLeaks and the News of the World hacking scandal.

The University of Sheffield has helped journalists see their route map through what is by any accounts the most extraordinary revolution in communication, and… we've had a lot to thank Sheffield for in terms of the people you've sent us.

Alan Rusbridger

Editor-in-Chief, The Guardian and The Observer, 1995-2015

The 20th Anniversary Lecture celebrated two decades of outstanding teaching and high-quality academic research since the School of Journalism, Media and Communication's foundation in 1994.

The first Russell Group university in England to create a journalism department, Sheffield quickly established a national and international reputation for excellence in the subject. Our graduates are working in national and regional journalism, in print, broadcast and digital forms of journalism, all over the world.

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