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It's The Media, Stupid! Post-election policies for media reform


Saturday 8 February 2020


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Henry Moore Room, Leeds Art Gallery, The Headrow, Leeds LS1 3AA


This Campaign for Press and Broadcasting Freedom (North) conference will discuss and try to understand the media's role in the election. Central to this will be looking at policies for media reform which CPBF can take away to campaign and build popular support for after 8 February.

11.00-12.00 - The Media and the Election
Dorothy Byrne, Head of News and Current Affairs Channel 4
Professor Dominic Wring, Co-Director Loughborough University 2019 Election Survey

12.00-1.00 - The Press: Ownership, Regulation and Ethics
Louisa Bull, National Officer, Unite's Graphical, Paper, Media and IT Sector (tbc)
Nicholas Jones, author and former BBC Industrial and Political Correspondent

2.00-3.00 - Broadcasting: Regulation and Impartiality
Dr Tom Mills, Vice Chair Media Reform Coalition and author of
"The BBC: Myth of a Public Service" (Verso, 2016)
A National Union of Journalists Speaker (tbc)

3.00-4.00 - Policing Propaganda: Democracy and the Internet
James Mitchinson, Editor, The Yorkshire Post (tbc)
Peter Geoghegan, Open Democracy speaker (tbc)

4.00-5.00 - Looking Forward: Policies for Media Reform
Dr Justin Schlosberg, Media Reform Coalition
Granville Williams, Editor MediaNorth

Full programme