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National Debate: The influence of the media

Thurs 22 March, 5.30pm
Running Time: 1 hour

Studies show that mainstream and social media influence our daily decisions; what to buy, how to vote and even how to treat people or view society. We're increasingly relying on social networks as our source of news – is this trend reducing the power and influence of owners of the major news outlets?

A panel discusses what can be done to reduce the impact of fake news, and ensure reporting is unbiased; leaving consumers, voters and viewers to form their own opinions. Panellists include Claire Fox (Academy of Ideas), Janine Gibson (Buzzfeed), Fatima Manji (Channel 4), and Alan Rusbridger (former editor-in-chief of The Guardian), chaired by Tazeen Ahmad.

Tickets £7 (concessions £5)

Following our National Debate: The influence of the media, you can continue the debate informally with the bardeblah team in the Cottesloe Room (6.35 – 7.10pm). bardeblah is a lively and sociable debating game, where you are encouraged to suspend your judgement, enjoy the rhetoric, and appreciate both sides of an argument. Tickets are free, no booking required.

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