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The Progressive Policy Think Tank

Oxford Media Convention 2013

The agenda-setting event for all those concerned with the future of Britain's media industry. Join us for policy-focused debate, insight, solutions and networking.

Wednesday 23 January 2013
Sa?d Business School, University of Oxford
Park End Street

'The whole media world is there'. This is how the former Culture Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, described the OMC, which over more than a decade has established itself as a key event in the media industry calendar.

OMC 2013 will be taking place after a tumultuous year for the media, including the Leveson Inquiry and the crisis at the BBC. From issues of regulation and ownership, to convergence and copyright, the media industry is at an important crossroads. 

OMC 2013 will bring together leading politicians and policy makers, industry leaders and practitioners, analysts and competitors from broadcast, print, on-line and new technology.

Keynote speeches from Ed Vaizey MP, minister for culture, communications and creative industries and Harriet Harman MP, shadow secretary of state for culture, media and sport.

Other confirmed participants include

  • James Purnell, chair, IPPR
  • Jon Snow, presenter, Channel 4 News
  • Linda Grant, managing director, Metro
  • Justin Webb, presenter, BBC Today
  • Helen Thomas, head regional and local programmes, BBC Yorkshire
  • John Horgan, Irish Press Ombudsman   
  • David Elstein, chair, openDemocracy
  • Ashley Highfield, CEO, Johnston Press
  • Lord David Hunt, chairman, Press Complaints Commission
  • Jim Killock, executive director, Open Rights Group
  • Professor Sonia Livingstone, Department of Media and Communications, London School of Economics
  • Simon Milner, director of policy, Facebook
  • Lord David Puttnam
  • Robert Shrimsley, managing editor,
  • Professor Rahim Tafazolli, director, Centre for Communications Systems Research (CCSR), University of Surrey
  • Hugh Tomlinson QC

To learn more about the programme and speakers, visit the 2013 Oxford Media Convention website.

Organised by IPPR in partnership with the Guardian

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