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BBC Writer in Residence: In Conversation... Malachi O'Doherty meets Darwin Templeton

BBC Northern Ireland | 23 September

Malachi O'Doherty and Darwin Templeton

Malachi O'Doherty, BBC Writer in Residence at Queen's University Belfast, talks to prominent political journalists working in Northern Ireland.

Putting the Question: Malachi meets Darwin Templeton, editor, News Letter.

Darwin Templeton has been editor of the News Letter since August 2006. In that time he has helped to establish the paper as one of the best-performing regional daily titles in the UK. Darwin began his career with the Belfast Telegraph in 1991, and progressed to the Sunday Life as news editor in 1996, before becoming Northern Ireland correspondent of the News of the World and The Sun and then returning to the Belfast Telegraph as Chief Reporter. Darwin is a regular contributor to news and current affairs shows on radio and television.

Tickets to this event may be booked in advance but will also be available from the venue on the day. Admission is on a first come, first served basis.


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BBC Writer in Residence: In Conversation... Malachi O'Doherty meets Lance Price

BBC Northern Ireland | 20 September

BBC Writer in Residence

Malachi O'Doherty, BBC Writer in Residence at Queen's University Belfast, talks to prominent political journalists working in Northern Ireland.

Putting the Question: Malachi meets Lance Price.

Lance Price is a journalist, political commentator and author.

He worked for the BBC before joining Prime Minister Tony Blair's staff in Downing Street in 1998. He was subsequently the Labour Party's Director of Communications. He is now a freelance writer and commentator and has published several books including The Spin Doctor's Diary, an account of his time in Downing Street and Where Power Lies, which describes the (sometimes complex) relationship between British Prime Ministers and the media. He remains a regular contributor to BBC television and radio.

Lance will be talking about his career and the interface between politics and journalism.


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Date
20 September

Time
6pm

Venue
BBC Blackstaff House

Minimum age: 16

BBC Writer in Residence: In Conversation... Malachi O'Doherty meets Martina Purdy

BBC Northern Ireland | 9 September

Malachi O'Doherty and Martina Purdy

Malachi O'Doherty, BBC Writer in Residence at Queen's University Belfast, talks to prominent political journalists working in Northern Ireland.

Putting the Question: Malachi meets Martina Purdy, political correspondent, BBC Northern Ireland.

Martina has covered some of the biggest political stories of the past decade, has travelled to Washington on several occasions and has interviewed the key players in the peace process. Before joining the BBC, Martina was political correspondent at the Belfast Telegraph. She has won several awards for print journalism and is author of Room 21: Stormont Behind Closed Doors.

Tickets to this event may be booked in advance but will also be available from the venue on the day. Admission is on a first come, first served basis.


All information is correct at time of publication.

Date
9 September

Time
1pm

Venue
The McClay Library

Minimum age: 12


 

 

ON JOURNALISM AND FOI

Wednesday, 6 April 2011 at 2pm

Do you want to know how the Freedom of Information Act works; how journalists and academics can use it to extract secrets from the state and from public bodies?

On Wednesday Apr 6 at 2pm, Malachi O'Doherty is 'In Conversation' with Martin Rosenbaum, the man who advises BBC journalists on how to make best use of the act.

The event is open and takes place at 2.pm at Blackstaff House in Great Victoria Street.

This is the latest in a series of events which have been attracting big audiences.

Details below:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/showsandtours/shows/events/on_journalism_and_foi

 

 

ON JOURNALISM AND THE ECONOMY

Thursday, 31 March 2011 at 2pm

In the second of a series of conversations on journalism, BBC Writer in Residence at Queen's, Malachi O'Doherty, meets the BBC's award-winning Business Editor Robert Peston to discuss reporting business and economics.

Robert has published a series of exclusive stories about the global financial crisis. Before joining the BBC in February 2006, he was a print journalist for more than 20 years for the Financial Times, Sunday Telegraph and Independent. He has also published two critically acclaimed books, Who Runs Britain? and Brown's Britain.

Tickets to this event are expected to be in high demand and must be booked in advance. Tickets will be allocated on a first come first served basis.


All information is correct at time of publication.