Media policy post-Leveson: opportunities for reshaping media ownership and control at the national, regional and community level

Date: Friday 8 February 2013, Time: 10am – 5pm

Venue: Bournemouth University, Executive Business Centre

Keynote speakers:

  • Professor James Curran, Goldsmith’s University.
  • Professor Karin Wahl-Jorgensen, Cardiff University.
  • Address by: Natalie Bennett, Leader of Green Party.

Call for papers 

We welcome papers focused on media ownership; media monopoly; media policy and legislation; the Leveson Inquiry, its impact and/or current challenges to news cultures; local and regional media takeovers and ownership issues; international media policy perspectives and comparisons and media reform proposals (300 word abstracts by November 30).

All submissions should be sent to David McQueen dmcqueen@bournemouth.ac.uk

The corporate media model is broken. This one day conference explores opportunities to develop concrete policies for reducing concentrated media ownership at a national, regional and local level in the post-Leveson Inquiry era. It will seek to develop fresh initiatives to encourage media plurality, particularly in the regional and local press where aggressive media monopolies have played a highly destructive role. The conference aims to bring together media academics, regional and local proprietors and journalists, community media workers and activists, local politicians, policy makers, political parties and the public to consider innovative media ownership ideas, policies and legislation to promote media diversity. It is hoped that positive, concrete media policy proposals to tackle media concentration in national, regional and local media – will emerge from the conference and post-conference discussions and publications.

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