Democracy in a Digital Public Sphere - a panel discussion at the Oxford-IPPR Media Convention 2007.
The net and digital technologies have changed the way news is produced and consumed. But there are questions about how these changes impact the purpose, value and relevance of news in a digital age. This panel explores how people's relationship with news has changed and how news
providers can maintain relevance with those who are adept at accessing more sources of opinion and fact through multiple digital channels.
Speakers include: Emily Bell, director of digital content, Guardian News
and Media; Yahya Birt, research fellow, Islamic Foundation; Stephen Coleman, professor of political communication, University of Leeds; Martin Fewell, deputy editor, Channel 4 news, ITN; Tim Gardam, principal, St Anne's College, University of Oxford (chair); and Alison Preston, senior research associate, Ofcom.
Research fellow, Islamic Institute
Professor of political communication, University of Leeds