The UK’s media is at a crossroads. Will it continue to evolve a European- style mixed media system based on public ownership, public value and public service alongside a dynamic market? Or should it evolve into an American model of a free marketplace, or even perhaps devise a new settlement for the media that is unique to this country?

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The political events of 2016 present a range of opportunities and challenges for the media. Not only will the coming months determine how and to what extent the existing EU framework for media regulation will continue to apply domestically, but the export environment for UK producers will also be transformed. Such a profound shift will challenge the very foundations of the existing model for broadcasting, telecommunications and the creative industries, and upset existing settlements for public service and media freedoms.

The Oxford Media Convention 2017 takes place at a crucial time in the unfolding process. Join national and international experts from government, regulation, academia and civil society to debate the challenges facing the sector at this time of major change.