The seminar will take place on Monday 19 January in The Library, School of the Arts, 19 Abercromby Square, The University of Liverpool, 5:30pm
In the two years that have passed since the broadcast of the ITV documentary Exposure: The Other Side of Jimmy in October 2012 the impact of the posthumous revelations about the scale and depravity of Jimmy Savile’s crimes, which precipitated the launch of the police investigation Operation Yewtree, has been far-reaching.Read more "Popular Cultural Memory Post-Savile"
In the past week, the BBC has been under sustained attack. Its reporting of the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement was branded as ‘totally hyperbolic’ and ‘seriously unacceptable’ by George Osborne, a description which the Prime Minister indicated that he agreed with. Several senior Conservatives endorsed these criticisms in even stronger terms, while the Daily Mail and Daily Telegraph both amplified the row by choosing it as their lead story on Friday. Meanwhile, the Sun has been running a series of editorials denouncing the BBC’s ‘fat cats’ for their profligacy and waste of public money. A casual reader would be forgiven for thinking that something has gone very wrong at the corporation.Read more "Walking a tightrope: The BBC’s precarious role in the 2015 election campaign"