At Bournemouth University, this conference will look at the roles and responsibilities of the UK media in covering different forms of extremism.
The oxygen of publicity or the right to a platform? How are different forms of extremism covered in the UK national media, and does this serve to marginalise or legitimise extremist groups? What are the media strategies of these groups, and what potential do social media have to change their prospects? What are or should be the relations between media professionals and police and security services, community organisations and other stakeholders? How will the media influence the success or otherwise of the soon to be revised PREVENT strategy?
This conference will bring together academics, journalists and others professionally involved in responding to violent or potentially violent extremisms.
Professor Nigel Copsey, Teesside University
Professor Jonathan Githens-Mazer, University of Exeter
Professor Andrew Hoskins, University of Glasgow
Dr. Ben O'Loughlin, Royal Holloway University
Stephen Jukes, Dean of the Media School at Bournemouth University, fmr. Reuters Head of Global News
Gavin Rees, Director of Dart Centre Europe
Mark Gill, Woodnewton Associates
Valentina Soria, Royal United Services Institute
This event will begin at 10:00 am
Executive Business Centre,
89 Holdenhurst Road,
The conference is linked to the development of a web-based resource for people working in this area, the Containing Extremism Research Briefing.
Applications are due for the Dart Center Ochberg Fellowships for mid-career journalists who cover trauma.
Each year, the Dart Center provides expense-paid fellowships to mid-career journalists who want to apply knowledge of emotional trauma to improving the coverage of violent events.
Fellowships are open to print, broadcast and online reporters, photographers, editors and producers with at least five years of journalism experience. Fellowships are currently limited to journalists from the Americas, Europe and the Australasia.
Fellows will attend an intensive weeklong seminar program in Baltimore from Oct. 31 to Nov. 5, 2011, including briefings by leading interdisciplinary experts in the trauma field and discussions with journalist colleagues, and attend the annual conference of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.
Your contributions help the Dart Center nurture informed, innovative and ethical news reporting on violence, conflict and tragedy worldwide.
The Dart Center is a project of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.