Manifesto for Media Education Symposium Podcasts

The Manifesto for Media Education Symposium was held on the 10th June 2011 at the Royal Institute of British Architects. The event was organised around four themes and involved presentations from a range of contributors to the manifesto. You can download and listen to the organisers introduction to the project, the eight keynote presentations and the wider discussion by downloading the four audio files below.

Part 1 – Politics, Power and Meaning

Critiquing Power and Contesting Meaning

Professor Natalie Fenton
Department of Media and Communications,
Goldsmiths, University of London

Media education after the media

Dr Julian McDougall
Newman University College, Birmingham



Click here to download ‘Politics, Power and Meaning’ as an MP3 (42 mb) – This podcast also includes an introduction to the manifesto project by Jon Wardle and Pete Fraser

Part 2 – Creativity

Six principles for media education

Professor David Gauntlett
School of Media Arts and Design,
University of Westminster

Not ‘philosophy of media education’, but ‘media education as philosophy’

Dr Mark Readman
The Centre for Excellence in Media Practice,
Bournemouth University



Click here to download ‘Creativity’ as an MP3 (34 mb)

Part 3 – Literacy

New directions or losing our way?

Professor David Buckingham
The Centre for the Study of Children, Youth and Media,
Institute of Education, University of London

Media education – where does the rhetoric end and the reality begin?

Jenny Grahame
Editor Media Magazine, English and Media Centre



Click here to download ‘Literacy’ as an MP3 (37 mb)

Part 4 – Production, Practice and Professionalism

In theory there is no difference between theory and practice…in practice, there is

Nik Powell
National Film & Television School

Practitioner Researchers needed! – filling a hole in the knowledge base

Andrew Chitty
Managing Director, Illumina Digital



Click here to download ‘Production, Practice and Professionalism’ as an MP3 (33 mb)

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