Liisa Rohumaa on phone-hacking and journalism

Bournemouth Media School’s Liisa Rohumaa took part in a discussion this week hosted by BBC Radio Solent which looked at the question of trust following phone-hacking allegations made against the News of the World. Liisa, a journalist and lecturer, was interviewed by Steve Harris for his breakfast show phone-in and asked whether the latest revelations [...]

Is media coverage of extremism fit for the purpose of developing a strong democracy?

Is media coverage of extremism fit for the purpose of developing a strong democracy?

Professor Barry Richards on ‘Responding to extremisms: media roles and responsibilities’ This one-day conference called ‘Responding to extremism: Media roles and responsibilities’ is being organised by the University, in partnership with Dorset Police, on Friday 15 July, at the EBC. For further information go to http://www.cerb.eventbrite.com.

Professor Sean Street on BBC Breakfast today

Professor Sean Street on BBC Breakfast today

Bournemouth University’s Professor of Radio Sean Street was on BBC Breakfast this morning. His poetry has been set to music in a wonderful new composition celebrating the Shipping Forecast. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-13773797

BU graduate undercover Panorama special

BU graduate undercover Panorama special

  BA Multi-Media Journalism graduate Joe Casey uncovers hospital abuse in last night’s Panorama. Read about his shocking discoveries here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/panorama/hi/front_page/newsid_9501000/9501531.stm

Is the Government is brave enough to live by its words? – Professor Parker on Munro report

Is the Government is brave enough to live by its words? – Professor Parker on Munro report

Professor Jonathan Parker, Associate Dean for Social & Community Work at Bournemouth University, comments on the Munro report “We should not forget the highly charged political backdrop to Munro. Following the media fuelled political anti-social work furore after the report into the death of Baby P, similar to other high profile inquiries into tragic deaths [...]

Prestigious political science award winner

Prestigious political science award winner

Dr Roman Gerodimos wins the Arthur McDougall Fund Prize Dr Roman Gerodimos has propelled the status of politics at Bournemouth University by winning the Political Studies Association’s (PSA) prestigious Arthur McDougall Fund Prize for the Best Dissertation in Elections, Electoral Systems or Representation. On being informed of his accolade Roman said: “I’m thrilled to be [...]

PQA students create live TV show at BU

The Media School at Bournemouth University (BU) opened its doors last month to members of the Pauline Quirke Academy of Performing Arts (PQA).

Will the forthcoming Royal Wedding expose republic fissures in British society?

Will the forthcoming Royal Wedding expose republic fissures in British society?

An article by Dr Richard Berger, Reader in Media and Education and Senior Lecturer at the Media School, Bournemouth University. The British have always had an uneasy relationship with the Royal Family, and they in turn have had a very difficult – and often contradictory – relationship with us. Research conducted at the Media School, [...]

Aaron Porter on Nerve FM

Ahead of the nationwide strikes by the UCU union on Thursday Nerve FM will be speaking exclusively to NUS President Aaron Porter during a panel show on Wednesday 22 March at 2pm. Students and the rise in tuition fees have hit the headlines in the past year on numerous occasions putting the NUS President in [...]

To televise or not to televise? Ken Brown, Media Law Lecturer at Bournemouth University, on broadcasting court cases on TV

To televise or not to televise? Ken Brown, Media Law Lecturer at Bournemouth University, on broadcasting court cases on TV

Last week Bournemouth University Honorary Doctorate Lord Neuberger claimed that broadcasting court cases on TV would increase the public’s confidence in the justice system. Bournemouth University’s Media Law lecturer Ken Brown comments. “Open Justice is a corner stone of democracy and the media have oft been described as the ‘eyes and the ears’ of the public. [...]