mnmlist: Labour and the Media



We are excited to be joined by two experts on the issue of politics and the Media on Thu 26 Nov 2015 at 19:30 to discuss Labour and media coverage.

Dominic Wring is Professor of Political Communication from Loughborough University. An important aspect of Dominic’s research focusses on the analysis of patterns of press partisanship during general election campaigns. We can therefore look forward to a data-rich and evidence-based insight into the media landscape and its political sympathies.

For an insiders perspective, we are also joined by John Hess, BBC Political Editor for the East Midlands until this year. John has reported on the Politics of the East Midlands for the past 20 years for the BBC, and we look forward to hearing his experience of being on the inside of the media reporting on politics.

Our own Scott Davidson will be chairing the event, and will of course be putting questions from the floor to our panel and look forward to a good discussion of the effect of a partisan media on democracy.

AGM: It is also that time of the year in which we are required to hold our AGM, and as such we will do so briefly at the start of this meeting. We are seeking to elect a new Executive Committee, and encourage anyone interested in a position on the Exec to put themselves forward, either at the AGM itself, or by emailing in advance to – As you may be aware, we are currently running via an acting skeleton Exec, as a result there are no existing officers reports to present, and as such we hope to have a very brief AGM to form a new Exec who can set about organising 2016’s events.

It will be held as usual at UNISON on Vivian Avenue, Nottm NG5 1AF at 19:30 26 Nov 2015 and we look forward to seeing you there. Parking available on site.

Thank you to @WCSkeptic on Twitter for the poster graphic; the Patriometer.