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14 October 2013
Is consumerism, the hidden driver behind all TV production? What TV news provision does the younger teen audience want? Can the news ever be impartial?
These are some of the pressing and contentious issues that will be debated by academics and broadcasting professionals as part of an Expertise Exchange, run by the Royal Television Society and the University’s School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies.
Taking place on Thursday 24th October 2013, the event will pair researchers from the School with TV practitioners with the aim of giving those involved in production an insight into academic scrutiny of their work and enable the researchers to better understand the experiences of those working in the industry.
Angela Graham, a professional tutor at the School who is overseeing the event said: "This Expertise Exchange will enable practitioners to encounter informed, critical viewers of the medium and reflect together, with their academic partner, on what television is presently doing for Wales and beyond. What aspects of television today are attracting the attention of academics? Are they noting developments that practitioners are missing, or is it the other way round? Can we appreciate the realities of the industry better by looking at it together?"
Among the debates taking place on the night are:
Professor Justin Lewis and Llion Iwan, Content Commissioner, Factual and Sport, S4C on Consumerism, the hidden driver behind all TV production?
Professor Karin Wahl-Jorgensen and Ashok Ahir, MELA MEDIA, former Head of Politics, BBC Wales on Impartiality and representation of opinion on TV news
Dr Cindy Carter and Huw Foulkes, Broadcast Journalist, Ffeil & Newyddion 9, BBC Cymru on What TV news provision does the younger teen audience want?
The event is open to staff, students and members of the public and takes place in room 0.14 Bute Building on 24th October 2013. It starts at 7pm, is free to attend but places must be reserved here.
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