Alastair Campbell: Journalism and democracy: grounds for optimism in the face of the future? by University of Cambridge published on 2013-11-21T15:49:27Z 'The second of two public lectures by Alastair Campbell, Humanitas Visiting Professor of Media 2013/14 at CRASSH, in association with the Institute for Strategic Dialogue'. This second lecture is Journalism and democracy: grounds for optimism in the face of the future? Here Mr Campbell will address the challenges facing journalists, and the potential for positive changes in how journalism is conducted and regulated. He will attack what he calls the Big Lies told by the press to fight the planned Royal Charter, urge politicians to hold firm, and insist the public want and will benefit from regulatory and cultural change in the UK media. - and so will journalism.