Helen Boaden, Director of BBC News, at the LSE
Polis is a journalism think tank based at the London School of Economics. Today they're hosting the second annual 'Value of Journalism' conference, on the theme 'media and power'. Helen Boaden gave the keynote address - about 'holding power to account' - and then joined a Q&A hosted by Krishnan Guru-Murthy from Channel 4 News. This video of her appearance was made by the BBC's College of Journalism.
Steve Bowbrick is editor of About the BBC
- Read the text of Helen Boaden's speech on the BBC Press Office web site and Polis Director Charlie Beckett's preview of the event on his blog.
- Watch other sessions from the conference and subscribe to College of Journalism videos on YouTube.
- Follow Charlie Beckett and the College of Journalism on Twitter. The hashtag for the event is #Polis11.