Poverty and Participation in the Media


Poverty and Participation Screening and Discussion

Wednesday 30th September, London College of Communication

Footage from this event can be accessed via the side index or speaker's links below.



Chair, Fred Robinson - Durham University
Researcher for Poverty in the Media: Being seen and getting heard

Statement from Teresa Hanley
Manager of Public Interest in Poverty Issues, Joseph Rowntree Foundation


Eileen Devaney, UK Coalition Against Poverty
Discussing UKCAP members distrust of the media

Jheni Arboine, Larkhall resident and community activist
Discussing the detached, anthropological approach of the media
Clips: Zac Beattie - Rich Kid, Poor Kid

FR leads Q+A

Jessica Leech:Pepys resident, housing and community activist
Discussing sensationalised and negative v’s sensitive reporting
Clips: Daily Mail, The Tower, Cathy Come Home

FR leads Q+A

Glenn Jenkins, Marsh Farm resident, Chair of Marsh Farm Outreach
Discussing the national press and local or ‘New Media” potential
Clips: New Media, Marsh Farm experience

FR leads Q+A

Mark Saunders, Director of Spectacle
Discussing top-down television and alternative models
Clip: Abusive Elements in the Media

Q+A to conclude the programme

Download the screening programme below
Poverty and the Media Launch Programme - Cover
Poverty and the Media Launch Programme - Contents

Reporting Poverty in the UK Launch

Workshop participants were involved in the production and post-production of a short film screened widely at events for policy makers and those in the media industries.

At these events, Media Trust, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and Society of Editors launched the research into how UK poverty is reported in the media and a guide: Reporting poverty in the UK.

10 September 2008, BBC Journalism College , London

10 September 2008, St Martins in the field, Trafalgar Square  

4 November 2008 The Lighthouse Conference Centre , Glasgow

12 November 2008, Urbis Exhibition Centre , Manchester

13 November 2008, Cardiff

18 November 2008 BBC Northern Ireland , Belfast


Clips from this project continue to be used by the Joseph Rowtree Foundation and events and screenings. Most recently;

European Anti-poverty Network ELISAN Conference, 27th October 2009


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