Women on Air Conference at City University

Posted on Apr 30, 2016

Women on Air Conference  at City University

From Professor Suzanne Franks

May 19, 2016
10.00am – 4 pm

Open to public

Admission Price: Free to attend, places are limited and must be booked in advance.

Booking NOW for the second Women on Air Conference.

Bang up-to-the-minute new figures on the number of expert women, women reporters and women presenters on flagship broadcast news will be announced; and the editors of all the main news programmes will be on a panel chaired by Professor Lis Howell.

This exciting conference will look at women in UK broadcast news  in greater depth than ever before, with those programmes doing well and those lagging behind, and will ask if more needs to be done to ensure fair representation, both by broadcasters and by government.

The conference starts at 10am, finishes at 4pm and includes tea, coffee, lunch and a final reception.

Special guest

Ed Vaizey, Minister of State for Culture, Communications and the Creative Industries with special responsibility for the digital media

Speakers include:

Dr Cindy Carter, Cardiff University (Global Media Monitoring Project)
Anne Diamond, Broadcast journalist
Robin Elias, Managing Editor ITV News
Dr Emily Grossman, science broadcaster and educator
Dame Tessa Jowell, former Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
Kate Kinninmont, CEO of Women in Film and Television UK
Fatima Manji, Reporter for Channel 4 News
Penny Marshall, Social Affairs Editor ITV
Anne Morrison, Chair of BAFTA
Shaminder Nahal, Deputy Editor of Channel 4 News
Cathy Newman, presenter Channel 4 News
Ronke Phillips, ITV London Correspondent
Professor Karen Ross, University of Northumbria (Global Media Monitoring Project)
Paul Royall, Editor BBC News at Ten
Cristina Nicolotti Squires, Editor Channel 5 News
Fran Unsworth, Director of BBC World Service

Professor Lis Howell, City University London will announce the latest figures for expert women, women reporters and women presenters in flagship news and current affairs.

Watch this space for more speaker updates

Places are limited and must be booked in advance using the Sign Up link above.


Professor Suzanne Franks
Department of Journalism
CIty University
London EC1V OHB
0207 040 3314

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