It’s The Media, Stupid! Policies For Media Reform Conference

It’s The Media, Stupid!
Post Election Policies For  Media Reform

Henry Moore Room, Leeds Art Gallery, The Headrow, Leeds LS1 3AA
Saturday 8 February, 11.00am – 5.00pm


10.15-11.00 – Registration Coffee, tea and biscuits

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
Nicholas Jones, author and former BBC Industrial and Political Correspondent.

1.00-2.00 – Lunch Break
We will not be providing lunch. There are a number of places to eat close to the conference venue.We will provide a list of them on the day for conference participants.

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)

Sian Jones
(President, National Union of Journalists)

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


If you want to book your place (£10.00, conc £5.00) for the Leeds conference on 8th February send a cheque, payable to CPBF(North), with your name, address and email to:
CPBF(North), 24 Tower Avenue, Upton, nr Pontefract, West Yorks WF9 1EE.

Or you can pay by bank transfer to:
CPBF(North) at the Cooperative Bank,
sort code 08-92-99
account number 65796090
Ref ‘Leeds Conference’

but please post or email with your details.

For further information, please contact CPBF(North) by phone at 01977 646580 or 07790958270, email: or write to CPBF(North), 24 Tower Avenue, Upton, near Pontefract, West Yorks WF9 1EE

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