21st December 2004




Award-winning film-makers, leading international media academics and industry experts from across the world will be gathering in Lincoln for a media conference in January.


The three-day event (5th to 7th January 2005) is being hosted by the University of Lincoln and will bring together some of the world’s leading media minds.


More than 200 delegates, some travelling from as far away as Australia, Canada, the United States and Europe, will be in the city to hear the conference’s papers and keynote speeches.


Among the subjects under discussion will be:


·               the culture and communication of the mobile phone

·               representing Muslim identities

·               celebrity and the cult of reality television

·               media and the war on terrorism

·               reporting child sex abuse


The university currently has around 1,500 students studying media-related and journalism courses at the Lincoln campus. During the conference the media facilities will be used to showcase delegates’ and students’ media work.


The event is the joint annual conference of two organisations which represent staff teaching media in universities and colleges: MeCCSA, the Media Communication and Cultural Studies Association, and AMPE, the Association of Media Practice Educators.


“I am delighted this conference is being held at the University of Lincoln,” said Professor David Chiddick, Vice Chancellor of the University of Lincoln.


“This important conference will put the city right at the heart of the very latest thinking in media practice and research.”



For more information contact:

Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

01522 886042                         jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

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