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Greg Philo – The Media and the Banking Crisis – Public Lecture and methodology workshop – University of Limerick 20-September-2012

ImageProf. Greg Philo, Research Director of the pioneering Glasgow University Media Unit (Glasgow Media Group) and Professor of Communications and Social Change in the Department of Sociology at Glasgow University, will visit the University of Limerick on September the 20th 2012 to deliver a public lecture and a closed methods workshop.
The Media and the Banking Crisis 6:30pm-8pm

In a public lecture entitled The Media and the Banking Crisis, Prof. Philo will present a critical perspective on mainstream media reporting of the banking crisis in the United Kingdom. He will speak about alternatives to existing policies and how to repair the damage which has been done to our society since the rise of neo-liberalism and the release of free market chaos.

This lecture is open to the general public. Admission is free of charge, but advance booking is essential.
To book your place please go to: or e-mail

The Future News Game


In a closed methods workshop Prof. Philo will discuss an innovative new methodology for investigating audience reception of media content. The Future News Game develops upon the Glasgow Media Group’s original news game methodology by asking participants to consider hypothetical news content.
This workshop is intended for researchers and academics (including postgraduate students) with an interest in media research. Places must be booked in advance. ISSP-funded researchers will be given first priority. Admission is free of charge to all participants.

To book your place please go to: or e-mail

“The Glasgow Media Unit may have been the scourge of the Establishment. But its methodical approach to research won admirers – and imitators – on all sides. In the 1980’s, conservative supporters were copying its techniques to expose alleged Labour leanings in the BBC. The emergence of spin doctors and media advisers in all political parties can be linked to the work done in Glasgow. .. They have skills to rival any market research organisation, combined with a name independent researchers would die for.” (The Sunday Times)