Flash talk with Jules Stenson
I’m hosting another Flash talk at the University of Sheffield on March 8th. Following the hugely successful visit of Steve Edge in December, I’m pleased to reveal that the guest speaker this time is former head of features at the News of the World Jules Stenson.
Jules worked at the paper for 15 years and was responsible for breaking stories on the split of Paul McCartney and Heather Mills, the drugs shame of the Olympic swimming hero Michael Phelps and the bombshell revelations that lost John Terry the England captaincy the first time.
Now the University of Sheffield graduate is ready to discuss the biggest media story of all: the death of the News of the World. From the well-publicised allegations to the so-far unspoken reality, Jules will look into the reasons for the paper’s closure and the future for popular newspapers in the wake of the Leveson inquiry.
As compere for the second half of the show I’m hoping to stimulate intelligent debate about freedom of the press and the ethics of modern journalism.