Reporting Poverty conference 2017
WhenFriday 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).
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.
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