Ray is a freelance journalist specialising in media and communications. He presented BBC Television’s accountability programme Newswatch for eight years. In addition, he has presented Channel 4’s award winning series, Hard News, and Media Monthly on Sky News. He has also written a number of books, including a biography of media tycoon Michael Green and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, about ethics in the newspaper industry.
'Turn That Racket Off' [Opens in new window]
"The 2006 Battle of Ideas did what it said on the tin: prejudices were punctured, common wisdom was questioned and original thinking honoured. The saying was coined in Texas, but I suggest that the Battle of Ideas adopts it as the conference motto: ‘sacred cows make the best burgers."
George Brock, Saturday Editor, The Times