RTS/The Media Society Steve Hewlett Memorial Lecture

The Steve Hewlett Memorial Lectures are a joint initiative between the RTS and the Media Society. The annual lecture raises money for the Steve Hewlett Memorial Fund which supports the Steve Hewlett Scholarship.

The scheme is for students of journalism from lower income backgrounds and was established by The Royal Television Society and The Media Society in memory of Steve who died in February 2017.

Steve Hewlett speaking at a RTS/The Media Society event An Evening with Steve Hewlett (Credit: Paul Hampartsoumian)

Charlotte Moore. Steve Hewlett Memorial Lecture 2018, 11 October 2018

Charlotte Moore, Director of Content at the BBC, delivered the Steve Hewlett Memorial Lecture in 2018. She argued that the popularity of US streaming services such as Amazon and Netflix risk undermining bespoke British content made for British audiences.

Watch the full lecture here.


Nick Robinson. Steve Hewlett Memorial Lecture 2017, 28 September 2017

Nick Robinson, presenter of BBC Radio Four’s Today programme and former BBC Political Editor, gave the inaugural Steve Hewlett Memorial Lecture in 2017. He argued that the rise of alternative news sources meant that traditional broadcasters needed to try harder to reach audiences.

Watch the full lecture here.


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