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Bad Journalism event with Ben Goldacre, Rich Peppiatt, etc.

Posted by Stephen Law on November 22, 2012

(image: Rich Peppiatt) CFI UK and Conway Hall present

JOURNALISM, CHURNALISM AND MEDIA BIAS

Ben Goldacre, Rich Peppiatt, Michael Marshall, Greg Philo

How much journalism is churnalism – the uncritical regurgitation of press releases? To what extent can we trust what we read in the press about medical and other scientific discoveries and breakthroughs? How impartial is mainstream media coverage of key political and economic issues? And just how much of tabloid news is just, well, made up?

Saturday, 15th December 2012

Conway Hall
25 Red Lion Square
London WC1R 4RL

11am-5.15pm (10.30am registration)

£10 (£5 students concessions). Free entry for Friends of CFI UK.

Bookshop and signings.

Tickets on the door and from the BHA website here: http://humanism.org.uk/events/?page=CiviCRM&q=civicrm%2Fevent%2Finfo&reset=1&id=5

Introduced by Stephen Law

Speakers include:

Ben Goldacre (Guardian columnist, doctor and author of Bad Science)

Michael Marshall (expert on press-release-based churnalism)

Rich Peppiatt (a former tabloid journalist, now touring a show based on his experiences)

Greg Philo (Research Director of the Glasgow University Media Group). Greg will be speaking about the role of the media in the production of public confusion and consent.

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