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Reporting Poverty conference 2017


Friday 5 May 2017

09:45 - 16:00

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Liverpool John Moores University, Screen School, Brownlow Hill Liverpool L3 5UG


Academic conference and social justice event focusing on how poverty is reported internationally. A range of papers will be delivered looking at historic and contemporary reporting of poverty. The NUJ film made with Reporters' Academy will be screened as part of the event in a panel discussion with contributors Church Action on Poverty. Emeritus Professor Chris Frost, media ethics expert and chair of the NUJ Ethics council, will deliver the keynote (TBC).

09.45: Register. Refreshments (Redmonds Café Area)

10.00: Welcome to the Conference (RB Lecture Theatre)

10.15: Keynote: (TBC)
Emeritus Professor Chris Frost, media ethics expert and chair of the NUJ Ethics council
10.45: SESSION A papers:

  • Poor Reporting: How mythologizing poverty masks the horrors of capitalism in crisis (Rachel Broady, Liverpool John Moores University).
  • Representing poverty as a threat and danger: the case of the Hungarian state propaganda with the European migration crisis (Marton Demeter, Corvinus University of Budapest).
  • Media framing of poverty in West Africa (Darlene Musoro, Technical University of Dortmund).
  • Reporting Class Warfare: The Ragged-Trousered Philanthopists (Deaglan O’Donghaile, Liverpool John Moores University).

12.15:  Lunch

1pm: SESSION B papers:

  • Regional representations of poverty in north east England (Ben Lamb, Teesside University).
  • News coverage of child poverty in the Spanish press during financial crisis (2010-2013): checking the role of key events (Maria San Felipe Frias, Complutense University of Madrid).
  • And if I mess up I’ve only got myself to blame: Lone mothers, wellbeing and the austerity subject within reality TV (Rowan Sandle, Leeds Beckett University).
  • Exploring the link between newspaper closures, areas of social deprivation, and the coverage of parliamentary elections. Does deprivation make a difference?  (David Toomer, Liverpool John Moores University).

2.30pm:  FILM and PANEL:                                                                                               

National Union of Journalists and Reporters’ Academy film screening with Church Action on Poverty – with panel discussion
3.30pm:  End of conference refreshments.

Further details and contact information

Rachel Broady

Tags: , poverty, ethics, ethics council, international, Church Action on Poverty