This links to my paper, first presented to the New America Foundation in Washington DC, US on 29-30 September 2013, on the experience of academics involved in media and communications policy reviews in Australia during 2011-13. It is about to be published in the (open access) Journal of Information Policy.
At the European Communications Research and Education Association (ECREA) annual meeting of the Communications Law & Policy division, I presented my paper on Convergent Media Policy.
The presentation is here:
The conference was at the University of Salford at MediaCityUK. This is the new headquarters for BBC North, and where the BBC’s production facilities are located for sport, radio and children’s programming.
I discovered that the pros and cons of the MediaCity development are widely debated, and there is some unhappiness
My paper to be presented to the New America Foundation 2013 by-invitation event “The Role of Advocacy in Media and Telecom Policy” can be found here. The paper is titled “Academics and Activists in the Policy Process: Engagement with Australian Media Inquiries 2011-13”, and the abstract is below:
After its narrow re-election in June 2010, the Australian Labor government undertook a series of public inquiries into reform of Australian media, communications and copyright laws. One important driver of policy reform was