Mark Thompson at St Peter's

Mark Thompson at St Peter's

Monday, June 4, 2018

Late on Friday, St Peter's welcomed distinguished media-executive, Mark Thompson, in the latest high-profile college talk in chapel. 

Formerly Director-General of the BBC from 2004 to 2012, as well as Chief Executive of Channel 4, Mark is the current CEO of the New York Times Company.

He was joined by St Peter's Master, Mark Damazer CBE, for a special ‘in conversation’ event in which the two spoke about a range of current issues, including journalism in the age of Trump, the fate of old and new media (e.g. the impact of Facebook on journalism), and free speech.

Mark also took the time to answer a range of questions from the audience, which included St Peter's students, staff and members of the public.

Photos and more to follow.