James MacTaggart Memorial Lecture
Journalist and broadcaster Jon Snow delivered 2017’s prestigious MacTaggart Lecture. Snow gave a moving and empowering speech using the Grenfell Tower fire as a symbol of the "social disconnect" between the media and the rest of the nation. "I felt on the wrong side of the terrible divide that exists in present-day society and in which we are all in this hall major players. We can accuse the political classes for their failures, and we do. But we are guilty of them ourselves." Snow's career has spanned huge changes to broadcasting and he's been at the forefront of Channel 4 News’ success in engaging young and diverse audiences.