Conference: Media policy post-Leveson

By Media Reform Coalition / Friday January 4, 2013 Read More
On Friday 8 February at Bournemouth University will host a one day conference entitled: ‘Media policy post-Leveson: opportunities for reshaping media ownership and control at the national, regional and community level’. Keynote speakers: Professor James Curran, Goldsmith’s University; Professor Karin Wahl-Jorgensen, Cardiff University. Address by: Natalie Bennett, Leader of Green Party Date: Friday 8 February Venue: Bournemouth University, Executive Business Centre Time: 10am – 5pm The corporate media model is broken. This one day conference explores opportunities for media reform in the aftermath of the Leveson Report into the culture, practices and ethics of the press. Issues addressed at the conference include 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 at a national, regional and local level. The conference 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. Formal invitation to conference with further details to follow. All enquiries to David McQueen at