A panel of media experts will debate Morality and Media in the 21st Century in a public event at LSE on Monday 16 October.
Charlie Beckett, POLIS, Professor Lilie Chouliaraki, Copenhagen Business School, Stan Cohen, LSE, Daniel Dayan, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique and Richard Sambrook, BBC, will discuss the moral implications of the increasing globalisation of the media and our increasing dependence on those media for our understanding of the other in the world in which we live, the subject of Professor Roger Silverstone's book, Media and Morality: on the rise of the mediapolis.
Media and Morality places the global media at the heart of the moral future of civilisation. It argues that the media have a profound significance for the way in which the world is understood by its citizens, and that without a clear understanding of that significance, and a critique of the way in which the media go about their daily business, we are likely to see an erosion in the capacity of human beings to understand and respect each other, especially those whom they see and hear only in their mediation.
Speaking at the event are:
Charlie Beckett, director of POLIS
Lilie Chouliaraki, research professor of Media and Discourse Studies, Copenhagen Business School
Stan Cohen emeritus professor of sociology at LSE
Daniel Dayan, director of research, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
Richard Sambrook, director of the BBC's global news division.
Robin Mansell, professor of new media at LSE, will chair this event.
Morality and Media in the 21st Century - a panel in celebration of the work of Professor Roger Silverstone is on Monday 16 October 2006 at 6.30-8pm in the Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2A. This event is free and open to all with no ticket required.
To request a press seat, please email Jessica Winterstein, LSE Press Office, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7955 7060.
Media and Morality: on the rise of the mediapolis by Professor Roger Silverstone is published by Polity on 4 October. Roger Silverstone was formerly professor of media and communication at LSE and convenor of LSE's Department of Media and Communication. For more details, click here.
Agenda, BBC World Service
The Vietnamese section of Agenda has broadcast a programme on LSE's recent debate on Morality and the Media in the 21st Century at which a panel of experts discussed issues raised in Roger Silverstone's book, Media and Morality. A recording can be downloaded from: http://www.bbc.co.uk/vietnamese/programmes/story/2006/10/agenda44_2006silverstone.shtml
9 October 2006