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Media Influence




Speaker: Terry Flew (Queensland University of Technology)

Series: Sociology Guest Speaker Series

The Department of Sociology's Guest Speaker Series are primarily addressed to MA media students at City, but are open to all.

This presentation will consider the concept of 'media influence' and its continuing relevance to media policy in relation to three sets of emerging issues:

  1. Debates about the conduct of newspapers and print media in light of the rise of online news media;
  2. The future of broadcasting regulations and questions of 'regulatory parity' with other audiovisual media;
  3. What constitutes a 'media company' in the context of convergent media and the rise of digital content intermediaries?

It will make reference to recent discussions of these questions in the Australian, UK and US contexts.

Speaker details:

Terry Flew is the author of six books including Understanding Global Media (Palgrave, 2007), Creative Industries, Culture and Policy (Sage, 2012) and New Media: An Introduction (Oxford, 2014 - Fourth Edition). He chaired a review of the National Classification Scheme for the Australian Law Reform Commission during 2011-12, and is a member of the College of Experts of the Australian Research Council. He is Vice-Chair of the Global Communications and Social Change division of the International Communications Association, and a member of the ICA Executive Board.

If you have any queries relating to this event, please contact Petros Iosifidis.

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When & where

12.00pm - 1.00pmMonday 21st October 2013

D104 Social Sciences Building City, University of London St John Street London EC1R 0JD United Kingdom