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A CeMoRe Symposium with Rachel Aldred on Transport in the Media
Date: 9 & 10 June 2014 Time: 12 noon to 7.00pm
Venue: Lancaster University Conference Centre Meeting Room 2
Transport In The Media - a symposium with Rachel Aldred, CeMoRe Visiting Research Fellow on 9 & 10 June 2014
This interdisciplinary symposium explores relationships between transport policy and practice, academic research, and the media. It includes presentations, workshops, and roundtable discussions with academics and practitioners. Themes include -
- methods for studying 'new' and 'old' media
- how transport academics could or should engage with the media
- media coverage of controversial transport topics including debates over road-building and rail safety
- how (and if) media coverage can lead to policy change
The symposium starts with lunch on Monday 9th June (12-7pm) and continues on Tuesday 10th (9:30-12:30). It will be held at Lancaster University's Bailrigg Conference Centre and is organised and supportedby CeMoRe in collaboration with Westminster University.
There will be a self-funded evening meal at The Borough, Dalton Square, Lancaster on 9th June - a menu and details of how to pay will be sent to all registrants.
Provisional Programme - times are currently provisional (2 April 2014)
Location: Lancaster University Bailrigg Conference Centre (no. 25 on the campus map)
Monday June 9th
12:00-1:00 - arrival, lunch, welcome (Rachel Aldred)
1-2:15pm Controversial Transport Topics: the role of the media
Presentations with Q&A to include -
Geoff Vigar: Media Reporting of Road Pricing Proposals
Pat Kinnersly: The Media and Road Schemes: the case of the A303
Andrew Evans: Rail Safety in the Media
2:15-3:15pm: Can and Should Academics Engage in Transport Campaigning? (Chair TBC)
Open discussion, including short contributions by Steve Melia and others, discussion & debate
3:15-3:45pm - tea break
3:45-5:15pm 'New' and 'Old' Media - Methods (Chair TBC)
Part 1 - short presentations with Q&A, including Gaurav Dubey and Ronald Roberts on print media.
Part 2 - Workshop led by Tim Ryley on 'Content analysis of newspaper articles: transport applications'
5:15-5:30pm - short break
5:30-7pm - Transport Academics in the Media
Part 1 (30 minutes) - Cristina Irving Turner (Emerald) on the practicalities of communicating research findings to the media
Part 2 (1 hour) - roundtable discussion with participants (including Marilyn Johnson (via Skype), Robin Lovelace and others) drawing on personal experiences of academics engaging with the media about research and policy
8pm - Dinner at The Borough, Dalton Square, Lancaster (own cost - menus will be available from Pennie Drinkall)
Tuesday June 10th
9:30-10:00 - opening comments (Jon Shaw), discussion
10:00-12pm - From Media Coverage to Policy Change? Session co-ordinated & chaired by Tom Cohen.
Including brief presentations by Rachel Aldred and Ian Walker on analysis of coverage of cycle safety in London and Bristol.
Plus contributions discussing the media, cycle safety and cycle advocacy in the UK.
12-12:30 - summing up, comments, next steps (Rachel Aldred)
Afternoon - CeMoRe Research Event
Campus and Local Area Maps - here
Lancaster University Visitor Rooms - http://www.conferences.lancs.ac.uk/bedandbreakfast/
Lancaster House Hotel (on the perimeter of the university campus)
Hotel and B&B Accommodation in Lancaster
Who can attend: Anyone
Keywords: Bicycling, communication, Computer-mediated communication, Computing in the Humanities, Cycling, Media, Media ethics, Mobilities, Transportation
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