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Agenda 2020: NZ Media Futures
Thu, 27/04/2017, 8:30 AM – Fri, 28/04/2017, 4:00 PM NZST
The Centre for Journalism, Media & Democracy at AUT presents:
AGENDA 2020: New Zealand Media Futures Symposium
27-28 April 2017
AUT: Sir Paul Reeves Building: WG 126
Agenda 2020 is a deliberate attempt to encourage debate about the media and its audiences in Aotearoa/New Zealand. This agenda is both connected to the electoral cycle and engineered to look beyond it. The 2017 general election gives media academics, workers, owners and audiences an opportunity to re-engage with media policy in New Zealand – an area that has slipped from political debate in recent years.
This is critical work, as the way New Zealanders understand the issues that shape our society are heavily influenced by the media that they engage with. As we move closer to the 2017 general election, we have an opportunity to scrutinise political parties’ media policies and to put forward questions and solutions for debate. The name Agenda 2020 reflects both media power in framing information and the intention of the project – to meet, debate, and resolve issues in order to create solutions.
We begin this work with a free symposium at AUT in April 2017.
The Symposium is over two days, with invited presentations from the four main political parties on day two.
Speakers include Professor Wayne Hope of AUT, Dr Gavin Ellis of the University of Auckland, Clare Curran (Labour), Gareth Hughes (Greens) and Tracey Martin (NZ First).
And, a special presentation from them People’s Commission on Public Broadcasting and Media – with the results of their nationwide workshop tour and research into the future of the NZ Media. More here: http://www.makeourmediabetter.org.nz/
Topics include (but are not limited to):
What is ‘good and ‘bad’ about New Zealand media?
What aspirations for New Zealand media can we imagine?
What is the role of government, political parties and legislation in the development of the New Zealand media?
What is the role of the commercial and public media systems in New Zealand?
What is the role of digital media platforms in New Zealand?
How does media ownership affect media outputs in New Zealand?
How might legislation encourage better media practices in New Zealand?
How is international media important to New Zealand audiences?
How do we fund and/or otherwise support New Zealand media?
How can citizens create and influence media in New Zealand?
How is the ‘public sphere’ functioning in New Zealand?
What would a ‘perfect’ New Zealand media landscape look like in 2020?
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