‘Media Ethics and Emotional Wellbeing’.


Saturday 10th November 2012 at the Anna Freud Centre. Together with the Freud Museum, Love Productions and Blink Films, MiW have organised a symposium on the theme of ‘Media Ethics and Emotional Wellbeing’.

Given the fact that the media are now so closely entwined with everyday life, this symposium will explore the emotional and ethical responsibilities involved, offering a particular emphasis on the psychological dimensions of the debate. Our event aims to provide space to consider how the psychological and emotional impact of both participation in and consumption of the popular media could be improved with reference to psychoanalytical perspectives on the experiences entailed. The symposium will consist of three round table panels:

  • Press Matters: ‘Perspectives from the Press and its Subjects’

  • TV Matters: Perspectives from Broadcasters and Their Subjects

  • Regulation Matters: Reflections on the ethical and moral responsibilities of the press and broadcasters in relation to the emotional wellbeing of the individuals, social groups and the nation

We are delighted to have the following confirmed speakers and chairs in place:

  • Evan Harris, former Liberal Democrat MP and Campaign Adviser for Hacked Off
  • Tim Gardam, Principal of St Anne’s College, Oxford and Chair of the Content Board of OFCOM
  • Sally Weintrobe, Psychoanalyst
  • Susanna Rustin, Journalist, The Guardian
  • Dan Chambers, Executive Producer, Blink Films
  • David Aaronovitch, Broadcaster and Journalist, The Times
  • John Ellis, Professor of Media Arts, Royal Holloway, University of London
  • Laverne Antrobus, Child and Educational Psychologist and Broadcaster/Consultant
  • Lisa Appignanesi, Writer and Broadcaster
  • Richard McKerrow, Creative Director, Love Productions
  • Brett Kahr, Psychotherapist, Writer and Broadcaster

We are awaiting confirmation of further speakers and information will be updated on the MiW (www.miwnet.org) and Freud Museum websites accordingly.

Tickets for this event are now available, on a first come, first served basis. Early booking is strongly recommended.
Registration Costs: £60 Full Price; £45 Students and concessions; (£5 discount for members of the Freud Museum and subscribers to MIWNET)

Tickets can be booked via the Freud Museum website: http://www.freud.org.uk/events/74910/media-ethics-and-emotional-wellbeing/

This will be the last MiW event of our current funding period, so we very much hope to see you there if you are able to join us.

With very best wishes

Caroline and Candida

Media and the Inner World AHRC Research Network Directors

Dr Caroline Bainbridge

Dr Candida Yates



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