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Industry future hotly debated at Salford International Media Festival

Monday 24 November 2014

The Labour Party’s policy on the BBC licence fee, the need for more programme commissioning and more media investment in the regions, and news of a live Coronation Street episode to celebrate its 60 year anniversary were just a few of the announcements and issues discussed at Salford International Media Festival, which closed on Friday 21 November.

Harriet Harman calls for ‘creative devolution’ at Salford International Media Festival

Wednesday 19 November 2014

Harriet Harman MP has called for ‘creative devolution’ to follow political and economic devolution in a keynote speech at the Nations & Regions Media Conference in Salford yesterday evening (Tuesday 18 November).

Students to quiz Jeremy Kyle at Salford International Media Festival

Tuesday 18 November 2014

University of Salford students will have the chance to put Jeremy Kyle on the spot this week as part of a unique programme of events bringing students and the media industry together at Salford International Media Festival.

A seminal TV moment? ‘Competition revolution’ goes under the microscope at Salford International Media Festival

Monday 10 November 2014

When the BBC’s Director-General Tony Hall announced a ‘competition revolution’ earlier this year, the future of TV commissioning in the UK was blown wide open.

Student art scores at Neville’s and Giggs’ Hotel Football

Friday 7 November 2014

More than 50 artworks created by University of Salford students have been chosen to grace the walls of Hotel Football, the new hotel being developed by Manchester United legends Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville, thanks to a unique project.

Future of TV Licence fee up for debate at Salford International Media Festival

Friday 24 October 2014

It is a decision that could change the face of the nation’s public broadcaster forever and affect more than 25 million households in the UK who each year pay £145.50 to watch television.

Salford Science Weekend at MediaCityUK

Friday 24 October 2014

Don’t miss a weekend of family-friendly fun at our high-tech campus at MediaCityUK, Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 October, drop-in between 10:00am - 4:00pm. Entrance is free to all visitors. 

Blackadder producer goes forth to Twenty Twelve at Salford International Media Festival

Tuesday 21 October 2014

The serious business of bringing comedy to the TV screen will be brought to life by the creators of BBC hits Twenty Twelve and W1A, along with Blackadder and QI producer John Lloyd, at the Nations & Regions Media Conference next month, as part of Salford International Media Festival.

New report says: “we need to recognise that the majority of child abuse and neglect occurs within homes, families and communities”

Friday 17 October 2014

Today, Monday 20 October, sees the launch of a new report into how different countries tackle child abuse, in particular sexual exploitation, and how the UK can benefit from this learning.

‘Living on a railway line. Turning the tide of child abuse and exploitation in the UK and overseas: international lessons and evidence-based recommendations’ is a work by The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust’s Professor Andrew Rowland, in association with The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust and University of Salford. 

Stunning interactive art installation added to Salford Science weekender at MediaCityUK

Wednesday 15 October 2014

Visitors to the free Salford Science weekender on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 October are invited to take part in an interactive artwork to illustrate the spread of infectious diseases, as part of Manchester Science Festival. 

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