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Journalism at Sussex hosts Peter Jukes - organiser of the Byline Festival

Wednesday 26 April 16:00 until 17:00
Fulton B lecture theatre
Speaker: Peter Jukes - organiser of the Byline Festival
Part of the series: Journalism at Sussex

Journalism at Sussex's next guest speaker is Peter Jukes who is the organiser of the Byline Festival – the UK's first festival of journalism (and much more) - which is taking place from 2-4 June at Pippingford Park, north of Falmer.

Peter is an interesting character and rose to fame from his coverage of the phone hacking trial of Rebecca Brookes and Andy Coulson. He will be coming to talk about how journalism can make a real difference in people's lives.

Peter Jukes is a British writer and journalist, nominated for several awards for crowd funding his live Twitter coverage of all 130 days of the phone hacking trial. He details his experience, and the backstage drama of the most expensive and longest running completed criminal trial in British history, Beyond Contempt.

His previous 2012 book, The Fall of the House of Murdoch, was described by the former Sunday Times editor Sir Harold Evans as "a roaring great read." He is also a dramatist for radio and television, whose award winning credits include In Deep, Bad Faith, Waking the Dead and Sea of Souls. His account of living in the modern city, A Shout in the Street (Faber & Faber, 1990), was called "a dream of a book" by John Berger.

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Posted on behalf of: School of Media, Film and Music
Last updated: Thursday, 20 April 2017

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