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Fake news and satire in the age of Trump and Johnson with Ian Hislop


Is Trump beyond satire? Has Boris Johnson weaponised buffoonery? Can humour help us survive in the age of fake news? And why is Xi Jinping so upset about Winnie the Pooh? These are just some of the questions the Delayed Gratification team will be posing to our special guest Ian Hislop, editor of Private Eye and team captain on Have I Got News For You, at our first Slow Journalism night of 2020.

The event will take place on 16th January in the beautiful Lancaster Rooms at Somerset House in central London. We’ll start with a drinks reception at 7pm before delving into the world of fake news and political satire in a time of extremes. Come down and help us get the new year off to a flying start!

This event is now sold out: you can add your name to the waiting list here

This event is supported by Crystal Press, the printer of Delayed Gratification.


A slower, more reflective type of journalism”
Creative Review

Jam-packed with information... a counterpoint to the speedy news feeds we've grown accustomed to”
Creative Review

A leisurely (and contrary) look backwards over the previous three months”
The Telegraph

Quality, intelligence and inspiration: the trilogy that drives the makers of Delayed Gratification”
El Mundo

Refreshing... parries the rush of 24-hour news with 'slow journalism'”
The Telegraph

A very cool magazine... It's like if Greenland Sharks made a newspaper”
Qi podcast

The UK's second-best magazine” Ian Hislop
Editor, Private Eye
Private Eye Magazine

Perhaps we could all get used to this Delayed idea...”
BBC Radio 4 - Today Programme