Conference: TV News: fair, balanced and impartial? Curzon, 1pm-5.30pm, Friday 5 May

In an era of massive political uncertainty, the role of television news – still the most popular news source for UK audiences – is absolutely central. This seminar offers academics, students and news professionals an opportunity to exchange views and research and to open up a debate on issues of impartiality, independence and interests. Academics will present research on TV news coverage of issues including:

  • the EU and Scottish referenda

  • the 2015 general election

  • Austerity and economics

  • Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership election

  • Terrorism

  • Press regulation debates

  • Migration

Speakers include: Katy Searle (editor, BBC political news), Tom Giles (controller of current affairs, ITV), Jane Martinson (head of media, the Guardian), Paul Mason (documentary filmmaker and journalist), Sue Clayton (Goldsmiths), Justin Lewis (Cardiff), James Stanyer (Loughborough), Emily Harmer (Liverpool), Justin Schlosberg (Birkbeck), Steve Barnett (Westminster), Mike Berry (Cardiff), Marina Dekavalla (Stirling), Ivor Gaber (Sussex), Jake Lynch (Sydney), Glenda Cooper (City).

Organised by the Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association (MeCCSA) and the Centre for the Study of Global Media and Democracy, Goldsmiths, University of London

All welcome – free to attend. Please register via Eventbrite.

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