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Women on Air Conference




Advance registration has now closed. If you wish to attend please come to the registration desk at the event from 9.30am

Booking NOW for the second Women on Air Conference.

Bang up-to-the-minute new figures on the number of expert women, women reporters and women presenters on flagship broadcast news will be announced; and the editors of all the main news programmes will be on a panel chaired by Professor Lis Howell.

This exciting conference will look at women in UK broadcast news  in greater depth than ever before, with those programmes doing well and those lagging behind, and will ask if more needs to be done to ensure fair representation, both by broadcasters and by government.

The conference starts at 10am, finishes at 4pm and includes tea, coffee, lunch and a final reception.

Special guest

Ed Vaizey, Minister of State for Culture, Communications and the Creative Industries with special responsibility for the digital media

Speakers include:

Amanda Ariss, Executive Director, Creative Diversity Network
Dr Cindy Carter, Cardiff University (Global Media Monitoring Project)
Anne Diamond, Broadcast journalist
Robin Elias, Managing Editor ITV News
Dr Emily Grossman, science broadcaster and educator
Dame Tessa Jowell, former Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
Kate Kinninmont, CEO of Women in Film and Television UK
Fatima Manji, Reporter for Channel 4 News
Penny Marshall, Social Affairs Editor ITV
Anne Morrison, Chair of BAFTA
Shaminder Nahal, Deputy Editor of Channel 4 News
Cathy Newman, presenter Channel 4 News
Ronke Phillips, ITV London Correspondent
Professor Karen Ross, University of Northumbria (Global Media Monitoring Project)
Paul Royall, Editor BBC News at Ten
Cristina Nicolotti Squires, Editor Channel 5 News
Fran Unsworth, Director of BBC World Service
Esme Wren, Head of Politics Sky News

Professor Lis Howell, City University London will announce the latest figures for expert women, women reporters and women presenters in flagship news and current affairs.

Draft programme

View draft programme (pdf). Please note timings and programme are subject to change

Places are limited and must be booked in advance using the Sign Up button above.

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When & where

10.00am - 4.00pmThursday 19th May 2016

Northampton Suite A University Building City, University of London Northampton Square London EC1V 0HB United Kingdom

Contact Details

City Events Team

+44 (0)20 7040 8037

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