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Media and Political Positioning

Arts Building - Main Lecture Theatre (Room 120 1st Floor), University of Birmingham
Alumni, Lectures Talks and Workshops, Social Sciences
Monday 9th November 2015 (18:00-20:00)
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Dr Siddhartha Bandyopadhyay
Tel +44(0) 121 414 6658    

Please register online for this event

The role of the media in influencing political discourse is widely acknowledged and commentators blame the media for the rise of polarized politics. The role of the media in slanting news and voter perception has been noted in the just concluded U.K. elections. This event seeks to engage with the audience on their views regarding:

  • Whether  they believe there is a right wing slant in media coverage in the UK, and to what degree
  • The extent to which media coverage influences political positions and voting behaviour 
  • Whether the rise of social media can counter polarized positions as claimed by other commentators
  • How far the electorate seeks competing sources of information or make corrections for bias in mainstream news sources.

The event is open to all but online registration is essential.

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