Thursday 28 November 17:00 - 19:00

LG01, Professor Stuart Hall Building, Goldsmiths, University of London
80 Lewisham Way
SE14 6NW

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Media Forum: Women in Sport

Family & Education

Debate, dispute, discuss: journalism uncovered

For decades the media said they didn’t cover women’s sport because there no one was interested. But now that women’s sport is attracting big audiences, we ask: who sets the news agenda, the editors or the fans?

Free event followed by a Q&A and drinks reception


Julie Welch, journalist, author – and the first female football reporter in Fleet Street)

Anna Thompson, assistant editor, BBC Sport

Jordan Halford, social media editor for Sky Sports

The event will be chaired by Professor Angela Phillips, of the Department of Media, Communications and Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths. Professor Angela Phillips gave evidence at the Leveson enquiry and is one of the founders of Media Reform UK. She has over 40 years experience as a journalist and is the author of and contributor to several books and academic articles. Her most recent book is Misunderstanding News Audiences: Seven Myths of the Social Media Era, co-authored with Eiri Elvestad of Universitetet i Sørøst-Norge. She is the winner of Philosophy Now’s 2019 Award for Contributions in the Fight Against Stupidity.

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