MediaMagazine Student Conference 2019 – Thursday 24th January, NFT1, BFI Southbank

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Inspiring sessions with cutting-edge media practitioners and thinkers, including:

  • A Q&A with writer, editor and broadcaster, Ian Hislop.
  • Alex Hudson, deputy editor of metro.co.uk, discussing the challenges and transformations in online news.
  • Emily Caston, professor of Screen Industries at the University of West London on the evolution of British music video.
  • Q&A with young film director, Alfie Barker, plus a screening of his latest short film.
  • Dr Anamik Saha, lecturer in Race, Media and Social Justice at Goldsmith's University and author of the book Race and The Cultural Industries
  • Imriel Morgan, CEO and co-founder of the ShoutOut Network, and Tobi Oredein, Founder and Editor of Black Ballad

Teachers said:

The topics covered have already led to some interesting debates in the classroom - it's always positive to expand students' engagement with the subject beyond the narrow examination criteria.

Adam Robinson, Wilmington Grammar School for Boys

The industry insider tips were useful for a lot of our students who are considering a career in the media.

Adam Bush, Greenford High School

 

Students said:

Tom Edge’s session was like being in a Media Studies lesson but with a successful writer instead of our usual teacher. 

Preslava Lyubenova, Highgate Wood School

I found it educating and it gave me a better understanding about the media.

Hussein, Greenford High School

Booking enquiries

General booking enquiries:

Email Maria

Programme enquiries:

Email Claire

Conference:

MediaMagazine Student Conference 2019 – Thursday 24th January

When:

Thursday 24th January 2019

Where:

NFT1, BFI Southbank
Belvedere Rd
Lambeth
London
SE1 8XT

Programme & Speakers

Programme & Speakers

Inspiring sessions with cutting-edge media practitioners and thinkers

10.20
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Claire Pollard

Welcome

Claire Pollard, editor of MediaMagazine, welcomes you to the conference.

10.25-11.00
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Alex Hudson

Online News

Online news is, for many, a new area of study for all A Level Media students. In a landscape where there are bigger audiences for news than ever before but fewer stories being read, what are the challenges faced by news organisations? Alex Hudson, deputy editor of Metro.co.uk considers how the uphill battle for trust means that journalists have to work harder than previously. He will also argue that we are seeing the end of social media as a platform for news. 

Alex Hudson is a ‘disruptive influence’ in a newsroom who has worked everywhere from The Guardian to the BBC, working on the biggest programmes (TodayQuestion Time) and the biggest projects. He worked as Head of Digital Content at Trinity Mirror, breaking exclusive stories, developing new formats for storytelling and finding innovative ways to bring important issues to light. Alex now works at The Metro, helping to run the quickest growing news site in the UK and was, according to Google, ‘responsible for changing how TV is watched’. 

11.05-11.40
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Emily Caston

Charting the History of British Music Video

In 2015 Emily Caston, award-winning music video producer and Professor of Screen Industries at the University of West London, started a project that examined the growth of the British music industry from the 1970s to the present day. The result is a 6-disc DVD box-set that features 200 landmark British music videos going back as far as the mid-Sixties. In this session, Emily Caston will take us through of the themed collections from her project commenting on the landmarks in the development of the form of music video in the UK, both technically and creatively.

Emily Caston is Professor of Screen Industries at the University of West London. Previously a board member of Film London (2008-2015), Emily has produced over 100 music videos and commercials for artists ranging from Madonna to U2 with directors including Spike Jonze and Chris Cunningham. She is a member of BAFTA, and has books on music video forthcoming with both Edinburgh University Press and Routledge.

11.40-12.00 Break

12.05-12.40
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Ian Hislop in Conversation

Ian Hislop is a writer, editor and broadcaster. He has been editor of Private Eye since 1986. He is probably best known for his role as a regular team captain on the BBC show Have I Got News for You. He has also appeared on BBC Question Time and written and presented documentaries for television and radio. In 2017, he presented a documentary on immigration Who Shall We Let In. He co-wrote a dramatisation of The Wipers Times with Nick Newman, which was nominated for a BAFTA for Best Single Drama of 2014. In 2018 he curated an exhibition at the British Museum: I Object: Ian Hislop’s Search for Dissent.

Ian has received numerous awards, including a British Academy Lifetime Achievement Award at the British Comedy Awards 2011 for Have I Got News for You; Editor of the Year, British Society of Magazine Editors, in 1998; and a Channel 4 Political Award, for Political Comedy in 2006. He was Editors’ Editor in 2012. He was awarded the Mark Boxer Prize in 2016, and Have I Got News For You won a BAFTA in 2016 for Best Comedy Programme.

12.45-13.15
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Alfie Barker

Screening and Q&A

Alfie is a 22-year-old filmmaker, originally from Leeds. He’s currently in post-production with a mini documentary TV series that he directed, which was commissioned by Film Roundhouse/Creative England. He graduated from the BFI Craft Residential at the NFTS in 2013 and has been making films and music videos ever since. He has developed both fictional and documentary projects with the BBC, Channel 4, Creative England and Sky Arts to name a few.

His most recent short film I WAS 3 starring Katie Jarvis (Fish Tank) was chosen as a finalist from over 800 entries in Sundance Ignite’s Short Film Competition 2018. This session will include a screening of one of Alfie’s recent works and a Q&A.

13.15-14.10 Lunch

14.15-14.45
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Anamik Saha

Race and The Cultural Industries

Anamik’s research interests are in race and the media, with a particular focus on cultural production and the cultural industries. In this session he will draw on ideas from his book Race and the Cultural Industries which looks at how diversity quotas and media representations don’t do enough towards the fight for equality in the media. Instead, he examines how political and economic forces and legacies of empire shape industrial cultural production and, in turn, shape media discourses around race. 

Dr. Anamik Saha is a Lecturer in the Department of Media and Communications, Goldsmiths, University of London and co-convenor of MA Race, Media and Social Justice. After completing his PhD in Sociology at Goldsmiths, Anamik worked in the Institute of Communication Studies at the University of Leeds. He has held visiting fellowships at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Trinity College, Connecticut. 

He has had his work published in several journals and in 2013 he co-edited a special issue of Popular Communication on race and ethnicity in cultural production with David Hesmondhalgh (2013) His new book Race and the Cultural Industries came out in early 2018, published by Polity Press.

14.45-15.20
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Panel – Outside the Box

Dr Anamik Saha chairs this panel with innovators working outside the structures of the mainstream media industries. Find out how and why these young media professionals decided to bypass the traditional routes into the media and break out on their own.

Anamik will be joined by Tobi Oredein, Founder and Editor of online magazine platform, Black Ballad and Imriel Morgan, CEO and co-founder of the ShoutOut Network – the UK's first diverse podcast network.

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Tobi Oredein

Tobi Oredein is a journalist, entrepreneur and international public speaker from London. In 2014, she launched the online publication Black Ballad.  

Outside of Black Ballad, Tobi has become a prominent voice in mainstream women’s lifestyle media by writing about race, feminism, beauty politics and popular culture. She has written for British Glamour, Buzzfeed, i newspaper, Stylist, The Independent, The Pool, Grazia and more. In 2017, she spoke at TedX Tottenham, delivering a speech on how the beauty industry is damaging to black women and in 2018, she was placed on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list. 

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Imriel Morgan

Imriel Morgan has won multiple awards for podcasting and has produced many inclusive events and festivals including ShoutOut Live! Festivals – the world's first diverse podcast festival and the UK's first women's podcast festival. Imriel has a wealth of experience in content production, content marketing and specialises in copywriting.

Location

Location

Where is the Conference Held?

BFI Southbank, Belvedere Rd, Lambeth, London SE1 8XT

Access

BFI Southbank has wheelchair access and fixed induction loops in all auditoria.

Getting to the Conference

Train/tube

The BFI Southbank is a short walk from Charing Cross, Embankment, Waterloo and Southwark.

Bus

Routes 1, 4, 26, 59, 68, 76, 77, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 211, 243, 341, 381, 507, 521, RV1

Travelling by Minibus or Car?

Car park sites available under the National Theatre (off Upper Ground), under the Hayward Gallery and in front of the Shell Centre.

BFI Southbank is within the congestion charge zone.

Coaches

Coach bays for free drop off and collection only are available by the London Eye (pre-booked spaces only), on the Upper Ground Slip Road off Waterloo Road behind the National Theatre and on the slip road opposite the National Theatre leading up to Waterloo Bridge.

For more long stay or drop off/pick up bays along London’s Southbank check the TfL website.

Important Info

Important Info

Prices, Booking and Cancellations

Prices

  • The fee is £20 per student, with one free teacher place per 10 students. (For small groups of up to nine students, a single free teacher place will be available.)
  • For additional teachers, or teachers attending without students, for their own interest or CPD, the charge is £50 each.

Booking

  • Book online and choose to pay by invoice.
  • Conference places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. 
  • Please note: we are unable to take provisional bookings.
  • Please do not make final travel arrangements until your final booking has been confirmed and we have contacted you to let you know that you have definitely been allocated places.

Cancellations

Cancellations or amendments can be made without charge until 5pm on Thursday 6th December 2018.

All subsequent cancellations will be dealt with in the following way:

  • Cancellations after 5pm on Thursday 6th December 2018 and up to 5pm on Thursday 13th December 2018: 50% charge
  • Cancellations after 5pm on Thursday 13th December 2018: 100% charge

Please note: We will be unable to make refunds in the case of weather, transport difficulties or other circumstances beyond our control.

Arrangements on the Day

Teachers Accompanying Students

We expect all students to be accompanied by a teacher. There should be a minimum of 1 teacher per 20 students.

We request that teachers meet their students in advance, register as a group and sit with their groups of students. Teachers are responsible for ensuring that their own students maintain acceptable standards of behaviour in the auditorium and in the BFI Southbank building.

Lunch and Refreshments

There is a Benugo café in the BFI bar area open from 10am.

You and your students will be responsible for providing your own lunches. There are sandwich shops and food outlets on the riverfront at the Southbank or supermarkets towards Waterloo station.

There are spaces outside for students to eat their packed lunch but no indoor spaces.

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How to book

Book online and opt to pay by invoice on the checkout page.

Prices

The fee is £20 per student, with one free teacher place per 10 students. (For small groups of up to nine students, a single free teacher place will be available.)
For additional teachers, or teachers attending without students, for their own interest or CPD, the charge is £50 each.

Cancellations

Cancellations or amendments can be made without charge until 5pm on Thursday 6th December 2018.

All subsequent cancellations will be dealt with in the following way:

  • Cancellations after 5pm on Thursday 6th December 2018 and up to 5pm on Thursday 13th December 2018: 50% charge
  • Cancellations after 5pm on Thursday 13th December 2018: 100% charge

Please note: We will be unable to make refunds in the case of weather, transport difficulties or other circumstances beyond our control.

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