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Media Ownership & Control – University Tutorial With Professor Jamie Medhurst From Aberystwyth University

20th November 2023 @ 15:45 - 16:30

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In this live interactive Media tutorial, we will be joined by Professor Jamie Medhurst, Reader in Film, Television and Media at Aberystwyth University who will explore Media Ownership & Control.

‘Concentration creates conditions in which wealthy individuals and organisations can amass huge political and economic power and distort the media landscape to suit their interests and personal views’ (Media Reform Coalition).

In this workshop, we will consider who owns and controls the media in Britain – and will be asking the question, ‘does it really matter?’ We’ll also think about the concept of media plurality in the context of ownership and control.

The full context/introduction to this live and interactive discussion is provided below in a Headliner recorded resource which can be watched as a class activity or independently in preparation for the discussion.



The session aims to deepen students’ understanding of the topic whilst enabling them to access and experience a live online university tutorial.


Lecturer Profiles (Please Click): Jamie Medhurst is Professor of Media and Communication at Aberystwyth University. He teaches and researches on broadcasting history, media policy, and media and politics. His book on The Early Years of Television and the BBC was published last year. He’s a member of the Institute of Welsh Affairs Media and Democracy Group.


Our events are designed so that a group of students can take part from a classroom, or students and teachers can take part as individuals, either from school or from home. This means that sessions will continue irrespective of possible school closures.

As a live, participative event, this session will not be recorded but the Headliner recording will continue to be accessible.


Suitable for: Key Stage 5, and equivalent, students studying or with an interest in studying Media, Film, TV and related subjects. Teachers and members of school staff, as always, are welcome too and participants can join as individuals from school/college or home, or as a group from school/college.

Preparation/Pre-Reading: Students are asked to watch the Headliner recording and consider some of the key issues/questions raised.

The IT Setup: The event will be run on Bluejeans and participants will be able to join using laptops, tablets, and mobile devices. If you are joining as a school group, we recommend connecting with one device and projecting on to a whiteboard. You will be able to interact with the university via a microphone and/or typed comments and questions. Full details will be sent to those who have registered (see below) prior to the event.

Booking a Place: This is free for schools and colleges. If you would like to take part in this event, please register your interest using the link to the registration form below:

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20th November 2023
15:45 - 16:30
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