Public Lecture: Stand Up For Journalism: Democracy and Ownership in the Age of Big Media and Internet Titans

Wednesday, 5 November 2014, 17:00 – 19:30, Birt Acres Lecture Theatre (1.61)

Speakers: Michelle Stanistreet, General Secretary of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ), Granville Williams, Campaign for Press and Broadcasting Freedom, editor of Big Media and Internet Titans, and Martin Shipton, Chief Reporter, Media Wales, and chair of the NUJ’s Trinity Mirror Group Chapel.

In recent years we have seen more and more evidence of the dark side of media power in UK public life. The phone hacking scandal and the Leveson Inquiry showed us how the power of figures like Rupert Murdoch has penetrated into politics, the Met Police, and countless other areas of British elite and everyday life. Alongside these abuses by totemic representatives of the old media world, we have seen the new digital media giants coping with scandal after scandal, notably around invasions of privacy, blanket surveillance, links with the secret state, and contributions to the public purse through taxation.

This panel event will highlight the dramatic challenges posed by excessive media power, both in the hands of the newspapers and traditional broadcasters, as well as the emerging giants of digital communication such as Google, Apple, Amazon, and Facebook. Fittingly held on European Stand Up For Journalism Day, three leading practitioners and thinkers in the field will discuss media ownership, regulation, and the democratic challenges faced by politicians which need to be overcome before we can nurture a diverse, democratic, and accountable news media.

The event will serve as a launch for the new book Big Media and Internet Titans. Media Ownership: The Democratic Challenge, edited by Granville Williams with contributions from leading journalists, campaigners and academics, published by the Campaign for Press and Broadcasting Freedom

For further details please visit our website

Research Participants Sought

We are seeking participants for multiple studies at CUBRIC exploring the brain mechanisms underlying human attention and cognition. Some studies involve magnetic stimulation and recording of brain activity as participants perform simple behavioural tasks. We are seeking to recruit healthy individuals with normal or corrected-to-normal vision.   Participants will be reimbursed £6-10 per hour, depending on the study, and most experiments involve a total of approximately 2-15 hours participation.   To find out more about the research, and your eligibility to participate, please contact Jemma Sedgmond:

Embedded Enterprise & Employability Exchange

For Staff   Colleagues from across the institution can expect to;

  • Recognise new approaches to enterprise and employability education
  • Outline ideas for embedded attribute development
  • Develop ideas for advancing one’s own teaching for attribute development
  • Consider the practical concept of contextualising skills for deeper learning and employability

Colleagues from across our institution are supplementing knowledge based teaching with attribute development approaches that allow students’ to identify opportunities, develop ideas, become problem solvers and critical thinkers who go on to make a difference.  The Exchange aims to bring together academics to share knowledge, and explore opportunities for advancing teaching that develops a capability to be more enterprising and innovative.   Wednesday 3rd December, 2nd February and 13th May 12.45pm to 2.45pm (lunch 12.45pm, formal start 1pm) Council Chamber, Main Building   Each of the dates will open by briefly outlining the current drivers before moving to the presentation of an active example from those involved.  The latter part of the session will offer a practical opportunity to gain insight in to developing one’s own curricula. Each of the dates will offer a different case example outlined by an academic, and where possible, the students who are the recipients of the advanced learning approach.   Register here or email   Associated links

Embedded Enterprise & Employability Exchange

Male students wanted for paid research study

Would you like to play a fun online game about social life and earn £5? Cardiff University School of Social Sciences is conducting a research study looking at local understandings of social life. We would like to recruit a number of male students to participate so that we can measure how different social groups understand each other.

For more information and to volunteer for the study, please follow this link

Business, Finance & Banking Careers Fair – 28 Oct

Tuesday 28 October, 11am – 3pm Postgraduate Teaching Centre Cardiff Business School Meet major graduate employers from Business, Finance, Banking, Insurance and more Employer Skills Sessions running throughout the day Talk face-to-face with recruiters to gain valuable insight Pick up information from our Careers Team Free event for all years and degree disciplines.

Business Finance & Banking Careers Fair

How to run an online shop

Wednesday 29th October. 14:30-16:30. Centre for Skills, Enterprise and Volunteering Interested in starting an online shop but not sure where to begin? This session is run by a successful online retailer. Come along to learn more about the practical aspects of running an online business, and get some insider hints and tips so you can set up your own.

Find out more on the Cardiff University Enterprise Website

Speaker Session: Confessions of a local Entrepreneur

Thursday 30th October. 18:00-20:00. Room c.013, Sir Martin Evans Building An opportunity for students to attend a speaker session with a successful entrepreneur to find out how they got their business up and running. Also a chance to network and ask questions.

Find out more on the Cardiff University Enterprise Website