We are delighted that on the 22nd November, we will be sponsoring the 5th anniversary of The Education Media Centre. The Education Media Centre are a charity run by journalists, and their mission is to make sure good evidence about what works in education gets to those who can use it. They plan to celebrate their achievements so far – and look to the future – with an event at the House of Lords, which will be hosted by their Founding Patron and LbQ supporter, Baroness Estelle Morris. When they launched five years ago, ‘media’ meant journalists in the mainstream national, regional and international press. Now it means much more than that – and in today’s fast-paced digital world it’s more vital than ever that the best evidence is available to those who need it. EMC is already a trusted source to specialist education journalists, and it has developed good relationships with a range of academics – but now it needs to share its experience and knowledge with a wider audience. Browsing the internet and social media can be a confusing and often misleading experience for those in pursuit of solid facts: How to distinguish real evidence from ‘fake news’? If resources allow they plan to set up a ‘reality-check’ service on breaking news stories and social media conversations. They want to have experts and journalists on hand to dig out the facts behind the news and to ensure that those who consume news – whether via Facebook, Twitter or more traditional sources – can more easily use the EMC output as a marker of quality. The team at LbQ are very much looking forward to the evening!