Citizens’ Voices, People’s News: Making the Media Work for Wales
Together with The Open University in Wales, we present the work of a Citizens Panel that met this summer to discuss the question: ‘How well does the news help you understand politics?’. Join us to hear from members of the Panel about how the Welsh media might better meet the needs of people and communities, and reactions to their recommendations from industry professionals and politicians.
After lunch we will further consider the role of deliberative conversation in democracy through a creative conversation with Dr Anwen Elias (Aberystwyth University) and Yvonne Murphy (The Talking Shop).
We will also hear from writers on the past and present of broadcasting in Wales, while celebrating the launch of our own research that considers how the legal and regulatory frameworks might need to change to make public service broadcasting fit for a Wales of the future.
With keynote speeches from Welsh Government Deputy Minister for Arts and Sport Dawn Bowden and award-winning journalist Shirish Kulkarni.
The event is kindly supported by The Open University in Wales, Aberystwyth University, University of Wales Press and Newport Live.