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Journalism, Churnalism and Media Bias: CFI UK conference

How much journalism is churnalism - the uncritical regurgitation of press releases?

On Saturday 15th December 2012 the British Humanist Association will be asking: 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?
Introduced by Dr Stephen Law, editor of the Royal Institute of Philosophy's journal Think: Philosophy For Everyone and Provost of Centre for Inquiry UK the event will be an exciting and revealing look at the media we consume every day. Speakers will include Ben Goldacre, former Guardian ‘Bad Science’ columnist, best-selling author, academic and medical doctor; Michael Marshall, an expert on press-release-based ‘churnalism’; Rich Peppiatt, a former tabloid journalist who now tours a show based on his experiences; and Greg Philo, Head of the Glasgow University Media Group and Co-author of Bad News from Israel.


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


Half Day



Conway Hall
25 Red Lion Square

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British Humanist Association
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£10.00 general public; £5.00 student concessions; Free to members of the CFI.

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