Friday, September 14, 2007

Television: London Media Event

This comes in from Dorothy at the Media Society who comments: We have a strong kick –off to the Autumn Season and it’s free. Don’t miss the trial of Can We Still Trust TV - The Box in the Dock. Full details below:

The media society in conjunction with the LSEMedia Group and Polis CAN WE STILL TRUST TV? THE BOX IN THE DOCK 6.30 – 8.00pm TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 25th THE OLD THEATRE, THE LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS, HOUGHTON STREET, LONDON WC 2 This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis.

Telly has had a torrid 2007. Under fire for fake competitions, phones ins that are scams and documentaries that are ‘fakes, public trust has plummeted, the audience relationship sorely tested. Examine the issues in forensic detail with the best brains in the business: join us as we put TV on Trial.

Chair: ROGER BOLTON, Presenter ‘Sunday’ and ‘ Feedback’ BBC Radio Four. Former Presenter ‘Right to Reply’ Channel Four and former editor ‘Panorama’

Counsel: MARK STEPHENS, Media Lawyer Finer Stephens Innocent
Witnesses: DAVID ELSTEIN, Former Chief Executive Channel Five, Former Controller Programmes Thames Television; LAURIE FLYNN, Investigate journalist, ex-Guardian and World in Action; ROGER GRAEF, Documentary Maker; PHIL HARDING, Former Head of News, BBC World Service; NEIL MIDGLEY, TV Editor, The Daily Telegraph; STEPHEN WHITTLE, Former Controller Editorial Policy, BBC; Former Secretary Broadcasting Complaints Commission. Currently Chair of the Broadcast Training and Skills Regulator; PAUL WATSON, Documentary Maker. ‘Malcolm and Barbara: Love’s farewell’.

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