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-Wednesday 17/04/13 2:00-3:00pm
2pm – Speaker: Stephanie Pitts – University of Sheffield Title: Understanding live listening
Dr Stephanie Pitts is a Reader in Music with research interests in musical participation, concert audiences and music education. She is Director of Student Experience in the music department, having previously served a year as Acting Head of Department (2011-12) and three years as Assistant Director of Learning and Teaching for the Faculty of Arts and Humanities.
-Wednesday 17/04/13 3:00-4:00pm
3pm – Speaker: Dr Andy Williams – Cardiff University Title: The Value of UK Hyperlocal News: Findings form a content analysis
The crisis in local news in the UK has been developing for a long time, but it has worsened in the last decade. Mainstream newspaper publishers have primarily dealt with challenges to their business models, and declines in their audiences, by cutting staff and reducing the resources previously devoted to news. This has had serious consequences on the volume, nature, independence, and “localness” of the news people read about where they live.