10th June 2004




Journalists and communications experts from across the world will meet in Lincoln next week for a conference on ethics.


Delegates will be at the University of Lincoln on Monday and Tuesday 14th and 15th June for the annual conference of the Institute of Communication Ethics.


The institute is now based at the university and its journal ‘Ethical Space’ is edited by Professor Richard Keeble of the university’s Department of Journalism.


Among the speakers at the conference, which will take as its theme ‘The Age of Information – New Anxieties: New Opportunities’, are:


·               Richard Hooper, Deputy Chairman of OFCOM, the communications watchdog

·               Nicholas Jones, broadcaster and journalist, formerly political and industrial

   correspondent at the BBC

·               John Bird MBE, Editor-in-Chief of ‘The Big Issue’


Topics under discussion will include regulating the media in a digital age, ethics in online journalism, the Hutton Report and protecting consumers in the information age.


To find out more about the Institute of Communication Ethics visit www.communication-ethics.org.uk


The journal ‘Ethical Space’ is available to members and non-members of the ICE and costs £5.  For more details visit www.ethicalspace.org



For more information contact:

Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

01522 886042                         jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

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