How should a new and co-operative media work, and what should it cover?
Join The Ferret at our 2019 Summer Gathering at the University of Stirling to discuss ways to improve media accountability and effectiveness, hear expert views on some of the main issues we work on and gain the skills we use to learn the facts.
Taking place from 11.15am on Saturday, 31st August 2019 in the Logie Lecture Theatre at the University of Stirling, The Ferret Summer Gathering will look at:
Media accountability and transparency - Does the media serve the people? How can we improve transparency? Where does the power lie?
Land ownership - We asked what to investigate next, and you answered. Do we need land reform? Who owns Scotland?
Privatisation and outsourcing - What impact does outsourcing have on the public sector?
Making the Media: The Future of Journalism
Confirmed speakers include:
Lesley Riddoch (journalist and commentator)
Dr Francesca Sobande (Digital Media Studies lecturer at Cardiff University)
Carole Ewart (Campaign for Freedom of Information Scotland)
Ellie Harrison (artist and activist)
Patrick Chalmers (author, journalist and campaigner)
Nathália Urban (journalist and co-founder of Resist Brasil Scotland)
Lilian Macer (Unison)
Calum Macleod (Community Land Scotland)
Sarah-Jane Laing (Scottish Land and Estates)
Andrew Thin (Scottish Land Commission)
West Highland Free Press
A Thousand Flowers
We will also have workshops, delivered by Ferret journalists, on Freedom of Information and fake news, verification & fact-checking. Offering attendees the opportunity to gain the skills we use to learn the facts and undertake investigations.
A range of information stalls from groups and organisations will be present for attendees to visit throughout the day.
Owning A Collaborative Media will also feature our AGM (from 10am), where subscribers to The Ferret will be able to elect our directors and ask questions about our co-operative.
Tickets for the event are available here: www.tickettailor.com/events/theferret/281823
Lunch, hot drinks and snacks is included in the price of the ticket.
Each non-subscriber ticket comes with a three months of FREE membership to The Ferret.
A shuttle bus will be available to take you from Stirling rail station to our Summer Gathering with return tickets priced at £2 (included in shuttle bus ticket types).
The Ferret aims to make this event as accessible as possible. If you would like to attend and ticket costs are a barrier, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to seeing you there!
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