Reporting the Cuts

The spending cuts we’re facing today will not only be the largest since World War II, but perhaps also the most heavily spun. Finding out the real impact of the cuts means going beyond the press releases and searching for the small print in lengthy documents.

Health reporter John Lister has spent the past 26 years doing just that. He has become a familiar face on television as one of the few experts who can provide informed comment on NHS funding.

Dr Lister will be speaking at a public meeting on Thursday about how and where he finds his information. The event has been organised by the Oxford & District Branch of the NUJ, of which Dr Lister is a member.

We also hope to discuss the implications of the cuts in other sectors, such as education, libraries and housing.

You don’t have to be an NUJ member to attend the meeting; it’s free and open to the public. But please be aware that it won’t be an anti-cuts campaigning meeting. The focus will be on discovering and reporting, not on fighting the cuts.

  • Date: Thursday 11th November
  • Time: 8pm
  • Place: Oxford Town Hall; ask at reception for the NUJ meeting room
  • Cost: Free
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