|9.00 – 9.30||Attendees arrive|
|9.30 – 9.40||Welcome: Carys Roberts, executive director, IPPR|
|9.40 – 9.45||Perspectives: What does a citizen-serving media look like to me?
Vox Pop videos of citizen perspectives from across the UK.
|9.45 – 10.05||Keynote speech: Damian Collins MP, Minister for Tech and the Digital Economy, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport|
|10.05 – 10.55||PLENARY PANEL: What do media policy developments mean for citizens?
An increasingly complex and saturated media landscape has big implications for citizens. It’s vital to consider how people consume information and interact with the media, and how they can be both empowered and protected as they do so. With numerous media-related bills making their way through parliament, this panel will discuss the impact of media policy on citizens’ lives.
|10.55 – 11.15||Networking tea and coffee break|
|11.15 – 11.50||In conversation: Press power over policy: Have newspapers lost their clout?
|11.50 – 12.45||Panel discussion: Diversity of ownership: creating opportunities for a diverse media from top to bottom
This panel will look specifically at the issues of ownership and opportunities to develop an independent, representative media. It will ask how we can encourage media entrepreneurs, ensure people have access to capital, research and development money and are properly supported to create a more sustainable industry which serves citizens.
|12.45 – 13.30||Networking lunch|
|13.30 – 13.50||Keynote speech:
|13.50 – 14.40||Panel discussion: Consensus building at a time of fragmentation: a public future for the BBC and Channel 4?
With increasing polarization in society and intense debate on the role which cultural institutions should play in national life, the media inevitably comes under the spotlight. This panel will explore what the future holds for the BBC and Channel 4, and what the consequences of different future pathways are for citizens.
|14.40 – 15.15||Parallel breakout sessions:
Session one: The role of local journalism in democratic engagement (rooms 1 and 2)
Session two: Where are we up to with the Online Safety Bill? (lecture theatre)
|15.15 – 15.35||Networking tea and coffee break|
|15.35 – 15.55||In conversation: Brexit, polarisation and the role of the media
|15.55 – 16.50||PLENARY PANEL: International events: what are the lessons from abroad?
With rampant dis- and misinformation surrounding the war in Ukraine, media freedom being curtailed across the world, and more and more people struggling to access trusted news sources, this panel will explore what the UK can learn from developments overseas.
|16.50 – 17.00||Closing remarks: Carys Roberts, executive director, IPPR|
|17.00 – 18.30||Drinks reception|