New Media, Old News: strategies for penal reform groups to manage the new media landscape
Department of Social Policy, Mannheim Centre for Criminology and the Howard league public discussion
Recorded on 20 January 2016
Speakers: Dr Marianne Colbran, Niall Couper, Andrew Neilson, Danny Shaw, Alan White
Chair: Professor Ian Loader
A lack of public knowledge about crime, justice, punishment and the ways in which some sections of the news media shape public opinion about prisons and prisoners, is a significant issue for NGOs and special interest groups concerned with penal policy and penal reform.
New Media, Old News brought together an academic, a leading journalist, a head of PR and Media and a director of communications, to discuss strategies for penal reform groups to obtain coverage without distorting key messages.
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