Radio Studies, Practices and Futures – Guy Starkey memorial symposium

Professor Guy Starkey

Media Centre Cinema, Sir Tom Cowie Campus at St Peter's

Guy Starkey, former Professor of Radio and Journalism, died last August aged 59.

On Monday, February 18, friends and former colleagues of Guy will gather for a one day symposium to pay tribute and discuss some of the key themes of his work.

The event, Radio Studies, Practices and Futures – Guy Starkey memorial symposium, is free to staff, students and alumni from the University of Sunderland and students from other institutions, with a £10 charge for others (to include refreshments).

The event is organised by Sunderland’s Centre for Research in Media and Cultural Studies and part-sponsored by MeCCSA Radio Studies Network.

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If you’d like to attend, please register via the event space on the University’s online store by clicking here

Event Timetable

1300 - 1330 Registration

1330-1345    Welcome

1345 -1430   Emeritus Professor Andrew Crisell: Broadcasting and New Media: The tyranny of liveness versus the autonomy of the audience

1430-1445    Appreciations of Guy Starkey

1445-1515    Dr Evi Karathanasopoulou, Senior Lecturer in Audio Production, University of Bournemouth: Never Static

1515-1530    Refreshments

1530-1600    Kevin Maguire, Associate Editor of the Daily Mirror and Visiting Professor of Journalism, University of Sunderland: Covering politics and challenging power on radio1600-1630          

Dr Caroline Mitchell, Senior Lecturer in Radio, University of Sunderland: "This is so cool - radio at my fingertips!" Young people's responses to and potential benefits for the radio industry

1630-1700    Richard Berry, Senior Lecturer in Radio, University of Sunderland: Podcasting: New aural cultures

1700-1745    Panel discussion on Future of Podcasting

1745             Wine reception - Media Centre foyer