A shot in the arm...
What UK media landscape do we deserve – after the worst is over?
ZOOM starts at 6.00pm
A Media Society Online Event
The Media Society’s first ‘Blue Sky Thinking’ event of 2021
‘UK media need urgent reform after lock down. Here’s what the experts say.’
We’re all learnt from the pandemic and the recession.
What really matters and what doesn’t.
And we’ve all got ideas about how things should be in the future.
Meanwhile, the coming year is shaping up to be really important for developments in the media industry – with the PSB review, the planned launch of new TV News channels, the continuing growth of the streaming platforms, and moves in the UK, Europe and the United States to recalibrate the power of Big Tech.
So the TMS is asking three media commentators to tell us:
• what they’ve learnt from the past year
• what they want for the future UK media landscape
• and how do they see the big media issues playing out during the coming year.
- Lord Vaizey
As Ed Vaizey MP, he was the longest-serving Minister of Culture ever under Cameron,and May .
- Claire Enders
Claire, of Enders Analysis, is the doyenne of UK media analysts, who combines big-picture thinking with forensic evidence-based understanding.
- Tom Mills
Tom is an academic, author of The BBC: Myth of a Public Service, and leading light of the Media Reform Coalition, whose critique of our media ecology he will present.
- Our Chair for the evening:
- James Ball
Having worked for the Guardian and Buzz Feed, James is now the Global Editor at The Bureau of Investigative Journalism and a columnist for The New European. He has written several books including 'Post-Truth' and 'The Bluffocracy'. His latest book, 'The System', was published in May 2020.
Entry tickets are £10 each which helps cover our costs.
We will be making a number of free tickets available for students and anyone currently un-waged.
The Media Society is a volunteer run Charity committed to open access for all our Media themed events.
ZOOM waiting room open at 5.45pm.
Conversation starts at 6.00pm prompt.