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How impartial is mainstream media coverage of key political and economic issues? And just how much of tabloid news is made up?

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? And if their understanding of those issues is bias and sensationalist, how can we trust them with the issues politics and economics that we vote on?


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Dr Ben Goldacre | talks | www
Mr Michael Marshall | talks
Mr Rich Peppiatt | talks
Professor Greg Philo | talks


Date and Time:

15 December 2012 at 11:00 am


Full Day



Conway Hall
25 Red Lion Square

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Organised by:

Centre for Inquiry
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Available from:

http://www.humanism.org.uk/meet-up/events/view/196 www.cfiuk.org
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Additional Information:

11am-5.15pm (10.30am registration)

Speakers include:

Ben Goldacre (Guardian columnist, doctor and author)

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. Co-author of Bad News from Israel). Greg will be speaking about the role of the media in the production of public confusion and consent.

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