New events: Media & Government

Media & Government is the result of a collaborative partnership between the Institute for Government and Fishburn Hedges. In a series of events, we'll explore the latest trends and freshest thinking with those who have real insight to the complex and fascinating relationship between media and government.

The Media & Government series will explore critical questions about power, influence and ethics in the constantly shifting worlds of media and politics.

It will ask:

  • Who has the most influence: newspapers, broadcast or new media?
  • How much is new media changing the way that government makes policy? 
  • Do the media matter as much as politicians seem to think they do?
  • Is there a case for tighter government regulation of the media?

This series of four events will explore the interaction between media, politics and government policy, not least in the wake of the News International scandal and the ongoing Leveson inquiry. We will feature leading politicians, advisers, journalists, bloggers, commentators and regulators. 

This series will be held at the Institute for Government between October 2011 and February 2012. These events are certain to generate lively debate and insights. Look out for blogs, video and podcasts, as we explore these themes over the course of the series.