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Expertise Exchange: Academic Research and TV Production Practice
Thursday, October 24, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (BST)
Is consumerism, the hidden driver behind all TV production? What TV news provision does the younger teen audience want? Can the news ever be impartial?
These are some of the pressing and contentious issues that will be debated by academics and broadcasting professionals as part of an Expertise Exchange, run by the Royal Television Society and Cardiff’s School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies.
Taking place on Thursday 24th October 2013, the event will pair researchers from the School and TV practitioners with the aim of giving those involved in production an insight into academic scrutiny of their work and enabling the researchers to better understand the experiences of those working in the industry.
Angela Graham, a professional tutor at the School who is overseeing the event with Dr Ross Garner, said: “This Expertise Exchange is a novel format which pairs academics and professionals ahead of the event. Can we appreciate the realities of the industry better by looking at it together? And, crucially, what can we do for television in Wales?”
The debates on the night will be:
Consumerism, the hidden driver behind all TV production?
With Professor Justin Lewis and Llion Iwan, Content Commissioner, Factual and Sport, S4C
Impartiality and representation of opinion on TV news
With Professor Karin Wahl-Jorgensen and Ashok Ahir, of Communications Agency, mela; former Head of Politics, BBC Cymru Wales
What TV news provision does the younger teen audience want?
With Dr Cindy Carter and Huw Foulkes, Broadcast Journalist, Ffeil & Newyddion 9, BBC Cymru
Producing the ‘Mainstream’ in Wales
With Dr Ross Garner and Mike Talbot, Series Editor, Wales This Week, ITV Wales
How can TV drama represent family experiences of long term ‘coma’?
With Professor Jenny Kitzinger and Erika Hossington, Series Producer, Casualty, BBC Cymru Wales
The event is open to staff, students and members of the public and takes place in Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies’ Bute Building, Room 0.14 on 24th October 2013. Refreshments will be available from 6:30 PM with the main event beginning at 7:00 PM. The event is free to attend.