Westminster Media Forum on Media Ownership, Plurality and Convergence

By Media Reform Coalition / Friday October 11, 2013 Read More
When: 21 November 2013, 08:30 – 13:00 Where: Johnnie Walker Room, The Caledonian Club, 9 Halkin Street, London, SW1X 7DR Details: Bringing together the latest thinking on the convergence of media ownership in the UK, this conference presents keynote speakers including Lord Inglewood, Chairman of the House of Lords Select Committee of Communications; Claire Enders, founder of Enders Analysis; and Helen Goodman MP, Shadow Minister for Culture, Media and Sport. This seminar will bring together policy-makers, media business representatives, citizen groups, academics and legal advisors with the aim of discussing ways to quantify market power in the age of cross-media ownership. Issues to be debated will include consumer access to content, the impact of search engines and social media, and emerging regulatory and policy challenges. Discussion will draw on the recently announced Department for Media, Culture and Sport open consultation Media Ownership and Plurality, the current Media plurality inquiry by the House of Lords Select Committee on Communications, and the European Commission Green Paper, Preparing for a Fully Converged Audiovisual World: Growth, Creation and Values. Addition speakers will include Steven Barnett, Professor of Communications at the University of Westminster; Geraldine Allinson, Chairman of KM Group; David Elstein, Chairman of openDemocracy; and James Heath, Director of Policy at the BBC. The event is CPD certified and will be chaired by Viscount Colville of Culross and Lord Lipsey, Vice Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Media. Book your place here.