What is media plurality? And does it matter?

2 June 2011, 6.30pm
IEA, 2 Lord North Street, London, SW1 (door on Great Peter Street)

An Evening Panel Discussion

The evening panel discussion will address the following issues:

  • What do we mean by competition and choice in the news media market?
  • Are smaller news providers being squeezed out?
  • Does the News Corp takeover of Sky present a threat to "plurality"?
  • How useful a concept is "plurality" in the digital and new media age - hasn't choice and access to information ballooned in such a way to allay most or all "plurality" fears?

Steven Barnett, Professor of Communications, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Westminster
David Elstein, Chairman, openDemocracy
Martin LeJeune, Director, OpenRoad
Richard D North, author of Scrap the BBC!
Angela Phillips, Department of Media and Communications, Goldsmiths University of London

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