Media Forum Series

Get the lowdown on hot-button issues and how the media drives public perception.

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The Media Forum addresses topical, often controversial issues about journalism and current affairs coverage with panel discussions, film screenings and Q&As.  
We welcome staff, students and interested members of the public to our Thursday evening Media Forum series. Come for lively debate and discussion and new perspectives. Starting 5.30 pm, LG02, Professor Stuart Hall Building, Goldsmiths, 8 Lewisham Way, London SE14 6NW.   

Upcoming events:

The 2023 Autumn Media Forum series has a fantastic line-up:

Thursday 5 October 

Happy 50th: What’s next for UK commercial radio?

Join us for a celebration of the 50th anniversary of commercial radio in the UK, including a keynote from Gillian Reynolds CBE, who was the first programme controller at Radio City (Liverpool).  

Thursday 12 October 

Race and the media: Drawing the line 

A panel discussion on how issues of race and representation are handled in the media and by it, featuring Joseph Harker, The Guardian’s first senior editor for diversity and development.

Thursday 19 October 

Reporting on sexual harassment 

A lively panel discussion investigating misconduct and the abuse of power across different sectors.

Thursday 26 October 

The rebirth of local journalism 

Join us for an exciting line-up to discuss one of the most troubling issues of our times: the closing of hundreds of local newspaper titles across Britain in the past 20 years. 

Thursday 2 November

Can journalism help justice?

Join our expert panel, listed below, as it discusses a testy issue: can journalism deliver justice? panel includes Steve Crawshaw, former Russia and East Europe editor at The Independent.

More details on the Events at Goldsmiths page

Media Forum Gallery: 2022-2023 Series