17th March 2000

 

DIGITAL TV ‘UNPACKED’ BY SCHOLAR

 

The revolution in digital television will be examined by a distinguished media scholar in a lecture at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside on Monday (20th March).

 

Graham Murdock of Loughborough University has been invited by the Media Production Department at the Lincoln campus as part of the Contemporary Media Debates unit of the degree programme.

 

His lecture - ‘Unpacking the Digital Revolution’ - will give an insight into the political, economic and social implications of digital television.

 

Members of the public are invited to attend the lecture alongside the university’s burgeoning population of Media Production students.

 

A reader of sociology, Mr Murdock also holds a Chair in Media Studies at the University of Bergen in Norway and in the past has held visiting Chairs in San Diego, Mexico City, Brussels and Stockholm.

 

Mr Murdock is also Head of the Political Economy Sector of the International Association for Media and Communications Research.

 

The University’s Media Production degree programme has proved very popular since the opening of the £11 million Learning Resource and Media Production Centre in 1998.

 

Mr Murdock’s lecture begins at 5pm in the Jackson Lecture Theatre.

 

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Sam Hendley

Press Officer

Marketing (Media Relations)

Tel: 01522 886042

Fax: 01522 882088

e-mail: shendley@lincoln.ac.uk