Mirrors or Movers is the world's premier conference dedicated to responsible business for the media sector. This year marks the seventh edition.
This year’s conference focuses on the power of citizen movements and the role of socio-political forces in shaping beliefs and culture. We’ll be exploring media’s role from the perspectives of new technologies and ongoing environmental breakdown and climatic crisis..
Attended by opinion formers, academics, NGOs and media professionals, the conference is free and open to all participating companies and select outsiders. Media will be represented in all its diversity - from digital to TV, print, publishing, advertising, expos and events, and more.
This conference series started in 2013 as the launch of a Report which asked the question: ‘Does media simply reflect or actively change society, and how can we measure, manage and – ultimately – improve those impacts?’ You can download and read this report via the link below.
Fast forward to 2019 and a lot has changed - fake news, the rise of populism, the youth climate strike movement, the rise of the 'platform' companies. Therefore, we are updating our 2013 report, with initial findings being presented at this year's conference.
We have a limited number of free places available for individuals and organisations from outside of the Responsible Media Forum. If you would like to attend, sign up via Eventbrite.
With thanks to our speakers.
Alan Rusbridger is a prime mover in the fast-changing digital revolution from both the news and news management perspectives. As Editor-in-Chief of The Guardian for two decades (1995-2015), he oversaw seminal investigative reporting into the era’s most important government and private sector surveillance leaks and hacks, including the Wikileaks, News International and Edward Snowden stories. He facilitated the newspaper’s dramatic growth from a modest U.K. daily to the key international player in online media with offices now in the US and Australia.
Beyond the computer screen, Rusbridger followed his personal passions to make meaningful contributions to the cause of environmental activism, and modeled for broad audiences the value and benefits of making time for creative expression. Alan’s new book on how technology transformed journalism is titled Breaking News: The Remaking of Journalism and Why It Matters Now.
Alison has worked in children’s media production for most of her career, twice at the BBC and also as a freelance Series Producer, Director, and Scriptwriter. Her most recent role at the BBC was Head of CBeebies Production. Alison left the BBC in 2018 and since then has been writing and consulting.
Alison currently leads a project called Hope Works, which she co-founded with Lucy Murphy, Head of Kids Content at Sky. Hope Works is a global initiative to promote the values of tolerance and inclusion amongst children and their parents/carers, through a set of short films with additional learning resources. The project launched on World Children’s Day on 20th November 2018 and discussions are taking place with broadcasters to produce a second series of films this year. www.hopeworksproject.com
At EAT, Biz leads teams elevating inspiring stories, deepening dialogue and convening leaders to drive action towards a sustainable, healthy and equitable food system. Biz joined EAT in 2019, bringing with her 15 years of experience in storytelling, social justice and system change work.
Analytical and passionate, she began her career as a bilingual investigator for public defense attorneys in the Bronx. Throughout her career, she has used story and strategy to galvanise communities, expand action-oriented awareness and raise dollars for a variety of organisations and issues. Biz holds a MS in Strategic Communication from New York University and a BA from Wesleyan University.
Jamie's work focusses on obesity and tobacco control, with a particular interest in synthesising evidence to inform decision-making. She is passionate about engaging the public in research and has been involved in podcasts, blogging, and tv and radio interviews to communicate research results outside of academia.
Jamie has an MA in the history of medicine; her MA work explored the tobacco industry's influence on discourses about personal responsibility for health in the 1950s and 60s. Her DPhil focussed on self-management of weight in adults with overweight or obesity.
RELX is a global provider of information and analytics focused on science and health, risk and business, legal and exhibitions. Engaging colleagues throughout the business, Márcia works to ensure RELX’ extra-financial performance is a source of competitive advantage and stakeholder confidence.
She is a member of the board of the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizenship, the United Nations Global Compact UK, and the UK National Crime Agency's Child Rescue Alert Development Board; founding director of London museum and educational facility Benjamin Franklin House; and chair of the Conference Board’s Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Council. Márcia holds an MA in International Relations from the University of Chicago and a PHD in Economic History from the London School of Economics. She was named Member of the British Empire (MBE) in the Queen’s 2007 Birthday Honours List.
Dr. Nikos' research focuses on how some of the core values and concepts of modernity and the Enlightenment, such as individual agency and material progress, have been problematised over the last decades, in the narratives of the new left, mainstream and extreme right. He is author of the book The Rise of Lifestyle Activism: From New Left to Occupy (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016) and is a frequent commentator on Sky News. He is also the Academic Adviser for the Ayn Rand Centre UK.
Keith is the series producer of Netflix’s Our Planet. He previously served as executive producer of the Discovery series North America and director of the Disneynature films African Cats, Bears and Blue.
Keith originally qualified as a Zoologist with both a degree and PhD from Bristol University. He began working with the BBC Natural History Unit as a researcher and subsequently became a producer making many films for the Natural World and Wildlife on One. As Head of the Natural History Unit, Keith oversaw many series including Sir David Attenborough’s Life of Birds, The Life of Mammals and Blue Planet. More recently, Keith was Controller of Factual responsible for BBC Natural History, Science, History, Arts, Business and Religious in-house productions.
Laura is a journalist and digital leader with a focus on new technology, machine learning and data. She focuses on ensuring the BBC is best placed to take advantage of emerging technology and takes a particular interest in the ethics of technology, personalised and automated journalism.
Laura has worked on news teams across broadcast and digital for twenty years in a variety of roles - as a presenter, reporter, producer and Editor. She has led two of BBC England’s regions - the West Midlands and the South East - in the latter, establishing one of the corporation’s first fully digital newsrooms. From 2007 - 2019 she ran the News and Sport websites for the BBC in England, building the audience to 19m weekly browsers.
Sanjay Nazerali is a marketing strategist. He started in political communications for Lord Peter Mandelson, helping to redefine the British Labour Party. In 1991, Sanjay was appointed Senior VP, Marketing, at MTV Europe, growing the network from 17m to 70m homes across the continent. He joined BBC News in 2006 as Global Director of Marketing, Communications & Audience Insight, overseeing the launch of BBC Arabic TV, BBC Persian TV, and the ratings victory over CNN globally.
In 2013, Sanjay joined Dentsu Aegis Network as the Global Chief Strategist at Carat. In 2017, he was appointed as Dentsu X’s first Global Chief Strategy & Development Officer. In this role, he is also member of the World Economic Forum’s network of strategists.
Sanjay is a Trustee of three charities. He holds an MA in Philosophy from Oxford and an MBA from INSEAD.
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