A strong independent media is crucial to the proper functioning of our democratic system. It shapes how we understand and relate to the world around us, and it should equip citizens to make informed, sound democratic decisions.
Covid-19 marks the start of a ’decade of disruption’; with climate change, globalisation and automation set to reshape our society. The media can play a crucial role in helping our democratic societies navigate these trends. But we need to embrace reform and renewal in the media in order for this to happen
This summer, the IPPR Oxford Media Convention will convene participants to shape a renewed vision for the role of the media in a healthy democracy. We’ll explore the steps needed to build a stronger, more sustainable media ecosystem to help provide stability in the decades ahead.
This year’s convention will take place online, using Swapcard, on Monday 19th, Tuesday 20th and Wednesday 21st July.
Provided that restrictions permit it, we will also be hosting a drinks reception to conclude the conference. This will take place at a central London venue with outside space on the evening of Wednesday 21st July.