Lelia GREEN l.green at ecu.edu.au
Wed Oct 1 07:40:54 CST 2008

Earlybird extension!



20-21 November 2008

The Sebel Hotel, Parramatta


Earlybird Registrations close on Monday, 13 October 2008!


Register online at www.explodingmediamyths.org.au <http://www.explodingmediamyths.org.au/>  or complete the attached Registration Form


Keynote Speaker - Professor John Tulloch

"Surviving terrorism: Negotiating the media"

Professor John Tulloch is Research Professor in Sociology and Communications at Brunel University, West London, and is the author of numerous academic books and articles in the field. He is also a survivor of the 7 July 2005 London bombings and his picture was flashed around the world as he emerged, injured, from Edgware Road Underground Station and, subsequently, being visited by HRH Prince Charles in a UK hospital.

John is uniquely placed to address his chosen keynote topic. A past Head of School for Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies at Cardiff University, Wales, John went on to be Director of the Centre for Cultural Research into Risk at Charles Sturt University, NSW, prior to taking up his position at Brunel.

John is an Australian citizen and lived in Australia for 25 years.

His book, One Day in July: Experiencing 7/7 was published by Little, Brown Book Group in 2006.


How do the Australian media represent Australia and Australians?  Every image, every news segment and every interview we see or hear is mediated by news professionals, journalists, advertisers and public relations practitioners. But what has this mediation led to?  Are we a more relaxed, content and confident nation, or one gripped by anxiety and fear ? about mortgage rates, climate change, terrorism, immigration and even how we eat, dress, live and garden?


It was only in the 1920s - according to the Oxford English Dictionary - that people began to speak of 'the power of the media'; but people use the expression for good reason.  Media and power are closely related. 


Exploding Media Myths: Misrepresenting Australia? brings together those who create the stories, those who make policy, those who manage public opinion and those who have been affected by media reporting, in a public debate about the power of the media and its impact on our lives.


In each session the forum will present a major media issue and discuss the nature of the coverage and its potential effects. Participants will be working in small groups addressing a selection of the following topics including:


·         Citizenship and Australian Values

·         Civil Liberties

·         Education and Social Inclusion

·         Fear

·         Reporting

·         Security

·         Women

·         Youth


This event is being organised by Edith Cowan University, Mt Lawley, Western Australia. ECU has recently completed an Australian Research Council funded three-year project looking at community, perceptions of fear and people's understanding of terror.  




Website:                    http://www.explodingmediamyths.org.au <http://www.explodingmediamyths.org.au/>  

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                                    Forum Administrator

                                    Edith Cowan University

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Email:                        explodingmediamyths at ecu.edu.au

Phone:                       0419 964 219


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