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Dr Andy Williams

Starts: 28 May 2014

Dr Andy Williams Seminar Speaker 2014

Wednesday 28th May 2014

School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, Cardiff University

Specialist Science News in the UK National Media

Science news is not formed in a social, economic, or cultural vacuum. It is written by people at news organisations which are cutting staff and investing fewer resources into news production than previously.  Full discussions of science news in the UK must be situated in the context of the economic and political conditions under which that news is made. Drawing on the findings of an internet survey of UK science news journalists and 52 semi-structured interviews with specialist journalists and editors this talk will investigate elements of the political economy of UK specialist science, health and environment news journalism by assessing changes in the strength of this news beat over time and evaluating changes in working practices and working conditions among this group of news workers.

Dr Andy Williams is a lecturer and researcher at the School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies. His research and teaching interests include the reporting of science; the relationship between news and public relations; and the ongoing crisis in the UK's local and regional news industry.

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Paul Spencer Lecture Theatre, Redwood 2.60(c)

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