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In conversation with Ian Hislop

DG editor Rob Orchard in conversation with Ian Hislop at Slow Journalism Night

In January 2020, we held a Slow Journalism Night at Somerset House featuring special guest Ian Hislop, editor of Private Eye magazine. The topic: Fake news and satire in the age of Trump and Johnson. Hislop was full of fascinating and amusing insights, including…

  • How an eminent astronomer fell foul of fake news in the 19th century
  • The challenges of satirising Donald J Trump
  • Why people still send him angry letters about Boris Johnson

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