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1-3pm Brockington Building, U005

Across the globe, migration is a prominent and contested feature of contemporary national and local media discourses. In the panel session, three scholars working at the cutting-edge of the connections between media and migration will briefly outline their research on the topic, before a Question Time style Q&A. Speakers include Mike Berry (the effects of mass media on public knowledge and understanding) from Cardiff University, Aija Lulle (European migration and media) from University of Sussex, and David Smith from Loughborough University (Brexit and immigration).

The event will be preceded by a networking lunch served in Brockington Foyer from 12:30pm.

Speaker Biographies

Mike Berry is Lecturer in the School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies at Cardiff University. His research interests are focused around the question of how the mass media affects public knowledge and understanding . His research is especially concerned with examining the social, political, economic and cultural contexts in which messages are produced and received. His recent publications include More Bad News from Israel (Pluto, 2011), and Terrorism, Elections and Democracy (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010). He is currently completing research looking at media coverage and public understanding of the financial crisis.

Aija Lulle is Research Fellow at University of Sussex. Her research focuses on European migration, and she has recently completed projects focussed on the impacts of Brexit for young people, and explored the role of the media. Recent book publications include Ageing, gender, and labour migration. Mobility & politics (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016) and Research on migration: facing realities and maximising opportunities: a policy review (Publications Office of the European Union, 2016).

David Smith is a Research Assistant at Loughborough University, working on the TOXI-Triage project, a pan-European, interdisciplinary project, focusing on the role that communications play in promoting effective crisis communications strategies. He completed his doctoral thesis in 2015 which examined the issue of immigration in UK election news coverage (1918–2010).


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