Jon Snow gives a keynote address on his life in the media and the impact of the arrival of new media on the worlds of broadcasting and journalism.
He discusses the evolving opportunities of new media and the challenge of retaining and fusing traditional media channels with these innovations, drawing comparisons throughout between his working environment today and that of his early career with ITN in the 1970s.
Jon Snow has been the face of Channel 4 News since 1989. He joined ITN in 1976 after working in local radio and became Washington correspondent in 1984. He has anchored Channel 4 News from many of the world's troubled spots, including the Middle East, Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran and Russia, and reported events such as the release of Nelson Mandela, the fall of the Berlin Wall. He has interviewed international figures such as Margaret Thatcher, Slobodan Milosevic, Robert Zoellick, Tony Blair, Yasser Arafat, Ehud Barak, Mikhail Gorbachev, Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush.
His many awards include the Richard Dimbleby BAFTA award for Best Factual Contribution to Television (2005), Journalist of the Year at the Royal Television Society Awards 2006 for his reports from New Orleans, Pakistan and Africa and the Home News award for ITN's coverage of the Kegworth Air Crash (1989).