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Radio Studies, Practices and Futures – Guy Starkey memorial symposium

Monday, February 18, 2019 13:00 - 18:00
Time Zone: Europe/London
Local Time: Monday, February 18, 2019 13:00 - 18:00

Guy Starkey, former Professor of Radio and Journalism, died last August aged 59.

On Monday, February 18, friends and former colleagues of Guy will gather for a one day symposium to pay tribute and discuss some of the key themes of his work.

The event, Radio Studies, Practices and Futures – Guy Starkey memorial symposium, is free to staff, students and alumni from the University of Sunderland and students from other institutions, with a £10 charge for others (to include refreshments).

The event is organised by Sunderland’s Centre for Research in Media and Cultural Studies and part-sponsored by MeCCSA Radio Studies Network.

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If you’d like to attend, please register via the event space on the University’s online store by clicking here

Event Timetable

1300 - 1330 Registration

1330-1345 Welcome

1345 -1430 Emeritus Professor Andrew Crisell: Broadcasting and New Media: The tyranny of liveness versus the autonomy of the audience

1430 - 1445 Appreciations of Guy Starkey

1445 - 1515 Dr Evi Karathanasopoulou, Senior Lecturer in Audio Production, University of Bournemouth: Never Static

1515 - 1530 Refreshments

1530 - 1600 Kevin Maguire, Associate Editor of the Daily Mirror and Visiting Professor of Journalism, University of Sunderland: Covering politics and challenging power on radio

1600 - 1630 Dr Caroline Mitchell, Senior Lecturer in Radio, University of Sunderland: "This is so cool - radio at my fingertips!" Young people's responses to and potential benefits for the radio industry

1630 - 1700 Richard Berry, Senior Lecturer in Radio, University of Sunderland: Podcasting: New aural cultures

1700 - 1745 Panel discussion on Future of Podcasting

1745 Wine reception - Media Centre foyer

Location: Media Centre Cinema, Sir Tom Cowie Campus at St Peter's, SR6 0DD
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