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BBC Chief International Correspondent Lyse Doucet received the Charles Wheeler Award for Outstanding Contribution to Broadcast Journalism at a much-anticipated ceremony in the University of Westminster’s Regent Street Cinema on 27 June.

University of Westminster received first prize in the Broadcast Industry Innovation Awards, held in Shanghai at Shanghai Media Group Headquarters on 6 June 2017.

Steven Barnett, Professor of Communications at the University of Westminster, wrote a blog post for HuffPost discussing the power of British media on elections.

Dr Anastasia Denisova, Lecturer in Journalism at the Communication and Media Research Institute (CAMRI) at the University of Westminster, has published a blog for the Huffington Post regarding President Trump’s mysterious tweet including the word ‘covfefe’ and the reactions it received across the world.

Dr Diana Garrisi, Research Associate at the Communication and Media Research Institute (CAMRI) of the University of Westminster, has co-written a blog for the Huffington Post, with Jacob Johanssen, Senior Lecturer in the Communication and Media Research Institute, about the first Face Equality Day raising awareness on facial diversity.

On 26 May the University of Westminster joined hundreds of institutions across the country to celebrate the first Face Equality Day, a national event created to raise awareness of face equality and stand up against discrimination of people living with a facial disfigurement.

Professor Sarah Niblock, Associate Dean of Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design at the University of Westminster, published an article in the i newspaper about Prince Philip and the global media’s fascination with him.

In an article for Fast Company, Professor Sarah Niblock, Associate Dean of the University of Westminster, commented on aspects of American music icon Prince’s life and how he was influenced in his choice of creative space.

Dr Diana Garrisi, a Research Associate at the Communication and Media Research Institute (CAMRI) of the University of Westminster, has recently published an article on the Huffington Post Blog on the new Beauty and The Beast film, released on Friday 17 March.

Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design has launched a new Creative Enterprise Centre (CEC) which will focus on matching students’ and alumni skills to external employers’ projects to provide work experience opportunities and increase employability.

Sally Anne Gross, Principal lecturer in Music Business Management MA and Researcher at the Communication and Media Research Institute (CAMRI) in the Faculty of Media, Arts and Design, was interviewed for BBC Radio 3’s Music Matters on the prevalence of anxiety and depression in the music industry.

Jean Seaton, Professor of Media History at the University of Westminster, and official historian of the BBC, has written an article on why George Orwell’s’ Nineteen Eighty-Four has soared to the top of the fiction charts after Kellyanne Conway used the phrase “alternative facts”.

Steven Barnett, Professor of Communications at the University of Westminster, author and member of Hacked Off has written a blog post for the Huffington Post discussing tougher press regulations.

The China Media Centre at the University of Westminster is one of the organisers of The Third China Dialogue that will be held on 2 and 3 December, aiming to bring comparisons between China and the rest of the world into a global conversation.

David Gauntlett, Professor of Creativity and Design and Director of Research at the Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design at the University of Westminster, will give a keynote public lecture on ‘Being Creative’ during Creativity Week at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand between 21–25 November.

BBC: BBC Breakfast

2 November 2016

Sally Anne Gross and Dr George Musgrave from the University of Westminster's music think tank MusicTank released new research findings into the prevalence of anxiety and depression in musicians.

We welcome papers from scholars, policymakers, artists and civil society group members that will engage critically with particular aspects of cultural policy in the Arab region.

A new partnership has been established between the fact-checking organisation Africa Check (https://africacheck.org), the University of Westminster’s Institute for Advanced Studies (http://www.westminster.ac.uk/wias), and the Africa Media Centre (https://www.westminster.ac.uk/camri/research-centres/africa-media-centre).

A new report entitled ‘Policy Solutions and International Perspectives on the Funding of Public Service Media Content for Children’ has been released by Professor Jeanette Steemers and Feryal Awan from the University of Westminster.

The University of Westminster will host a symposium called ‘Media Engagement: Connecting Production, Texts and Audiences’ on Wednesday 4 May 2016.

The China Media Centre has hosted the International Conference on China and the Changing Geopolitics of Global Communication.

A new book examining the relationship between politics and the media in Italy’s last 20 years has been published by Lexington Books. Its author, Alessandro D’Arma, is Senior Lecturer at the University of Westminster Faculty of Media, Arts and Design.

2015 is the 35th anniversary of the MacBride Report, a media policy report with the title “Many Voices, One World: Towards a New, More Just and More Efficient World Information and Communication Order” that UNESCO published in 1980.

Jointly organised by the BBC Trust, the University of Westminster and the MeCCSA Policy Group, a seminar entitled ‘Tomorrow’s BBC: Who Governs?’ took place on 1 October at the University of Westminster as part of the BBC’s Charter Review process.

Christian Fuchs’ monograph “Culture and Economy in the Age of Social Media” has been published by Routledge. Christian is Professor of Social Media at the University of Westminster Faculty of Media, Arts and Design.

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