Project Launch Event

23rd May | Stanley Building, London

This discussion even and reception brought together academic, media and regulatory professionals to launch a major new project: Norms for the New Public Sphere, funded by the Arts& Humanities Research Council.

4pm Introductions

4.15pm Jonathan Heawood (IMPRESS and Senior Research Fellow for the project)
Norms for the New Public Sphere: Thinking About Media Regulation

4.30pm Rae Langton (Knightbridge Professor of Philosophy, Cambridge)
Philosophy and the Shape of the Modern Public Sphere

4.45pm Open Discussion: Positions, Proposals and Problems, chaired by Rowan Cruft and Fabienne Peter

5.30pm Drinks reception

6.15 pm Rowan Cruft reports on discussions

6.30pm Close

Workshop with Doteveryone

This workshop was held in collaboration with project partners Doteveryone at their offices in Somerset House, London.

10am Introductory Roundtable

The Idea of a Democratic Public Sphere of Equal, Diverse Deliberators: The ‘Norms for the New Public Sphere’ Project and Its Role
(Rowan Cruft, Jonathan Heawood, Fabienne Peter)

11.20am Break

Equality and Diversity of Participation in Practice (Samantha Asumadu)
Non-elite Voices and Media Regulation (John Steel)

12.40pm Lunch

Regulating for Responsible Technology (Catherine Miller)
Political Openings For Current Media Policymaking (Damian Tambini)

2.45pm Break

State Boundaries and a Global Democratic Public Sphere? (Georgia Popplewell)
States and Propaganda (Idrees Ahmad)

4.15pm Concluding Discussion