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Women in the media

Jana Bennett (BBC), Will Callaghan (menshealth.co.uk), Alexandra Frean (The Times) and Professor Jenny Kitzinger (Cardiff University), will debate Women in the Media, on Monday 22 November at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

The panel will ask as women become increasingly prominent as journalists, presenters and editors, and the representations of women on radio and TV become increasingly diverse, does it still make sense to talk of sexism in the media? Are we now in a 'post-feminist' era that makes such a charge absurd? What changes, if any, have women brought about in the media and in advertising? And has sexism disappeared or merely changed its shape?

  • Jana Bennett rejoined the BBC as director of television from Discovery Communications in the USA, where she was executive vice president and general manager, in April 2002.
  • Will Callaghan is editor of menshealth.co.uk.
  • Alexandra Frean is social affairs correspondent at The Times.
  • Jenny Kitzinger is professor of media and communication research at the Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, Cardiff University.

Bronwyn Curtis, Bloomberg Television and Radio, will chair this event.

Women in the Media is on Monday 22 November at 6.30pm in the Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE, Aldwych, London WC2A. This event is free and open to all with no ticket required.

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To request a press seat, please contact Jessica Winterstein, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060 or email j.Winterstein@lse.ac.uk| 

17 November 2004

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