#jus20: Twenty years of Journalism Studies at the University of Sheffield

After Snowden

20th Anniversary Lecture with Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger

The Department of Journalism Studies is proud to welcome Alan Rusbridger, editor-in-chief of The Guardian and The Observer, to give our 20th Anniversary Lecture.

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

The Guardian is currently 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 has also featured major investigations into WikiLeaks and the News of the World hacking scandal.

The 20th Anniversary Lecture celebrates two decades of outstanding teaching and high-quality academic research since the Department of Journalism Studies' 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.

 

Photo: International Journalism Festival from Perugia, Italy [CC-BY-SA-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons