Damian Collins MP

Why live eyewitness reporting is the antidote to fake news

Trump supporters fighting police inside the US Capitol on 6 January 2021 (Credit: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

One year after the storming of the US Capitol, the RTS invited ITV News journalist Robert Moore to reflect on his live report from Washington that day. Moore was the only journalist to gain access to the besieged building, and his coverage brought home the level of threat to politicians, lawmakers and journalists in the home of American democracy. His report has since earned him and his crew several prestigious awards.  

In the Eye of the Storm: Where Next for Journalism After the Capitol?

One year on from Capitol Hill, we pick up the conversation with the only broadcast journalist who gained access to the Capitol building, ITV News’ Robert Moore, along with other leading figures in journalism and politics including CNN’s Brian Stelter, Damian Collins MP and Lucy Powell MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport in the United Kingdom in this session, chaired by Channel 4 News' Cathy Newman.