Des Freedman's public talk

Type: 
Lecture
Audience: 
Open to the Public
Building: 
Nador u. 15
Room: 
Quantum Room 101
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 2:00pm
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Date: 
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 2:00pm

Des Freedman is Professor of Media and Communications at Goldsmiths, University of London. He is interested in the relationship between media and power together with the political and economic contexts of media policymaking, regulation and reform. He was a founding member and recent chair of the Media Reform Coalition and was project lead for the Inquiry into the Future of Public Service Television chaired by Lord Puttnam. He is a former editor of the Sage journal 'Global Media and Communication' and has edited several strands for openDemocracy including 'Anti-austerity and media activism' (with Natalie Fenton and Gholam Khiabany), 'Liberalism in neo-liberal times' (with Gholam Khiabany, Kate Nash and Julian Petley) and 'Capitalism and universities' (with Michael Bailey). His latest books include Misunderstanding the Internet (2nd edition, Routledge 2016, with James Curran and Natalie Fenton) and The Contradictions of Media Power (Bloomsbury 2014).