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CFP | 16.6. | Half a century of BBC’s local radio

A one-day symposium on the BBC’s local radio audiences is calling for paper proposals. The event will be held in Leicester, UK, on the 8th of November 2017. The symposium is organised by De Montford University and the Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association.

The event is entitled “Reaching out: the past, present and future of BBC Local Radio Audiences”. The organisers have provided the following, non-exhaustive list of topic suggestions:

  • BBC Local Radio and its relationship with its audience(s)
  • How does BBC Local Radio contribute to achieving a sense of belonging, or responsibility to, a specific region or area?
  • Case studies illustrating how the BBC has appealed or is appealing to new audiences
  • Local News and the ethics of the Fourth Estate
  • The concept of ‘local’ and how BBC Radio addresses and reaches out to communities within their patch
  • The role BBC Local Radio plays in the representation of minority communities in their locality

The deadline for abstract submissions is June 16th.

The full call for papers is available through the ECREA mailing list archive.

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