The future of the media in the wake of Trump and Brexit

What has been the impact of President Trump? What will be the impact of Brexit?

Those are two of the biggest questions being addressed by leading journalists and academics at a conference at Leicester on Wednesday 21 February.

‘A year of Trump; A year until Brexit’ is the sub-title of the Brexit, Trump and the Media conference due to be held in the Henry Wellcome Building, on Lancaster Road, at the University of Leicester on Wednesday 21 February between 10am – 4:30pm.

A host of leading journalists and academics will be looking at both events with a focus on how they have changed the way the media operates.

The conference has grown out of the recent book Brexit, Trump and the Media, edited by John Mair, Tor Clark, Neil Fowler, Raymond Snoddy and Richard Tait, which was a collection of 56 chapters written by experts, mostly journalists, academics and economists.

Tor, who is Associate Professor in Journalism in the School of Media, Communication and Sociology, said: “There has been so much interest in the book since we published it in July, that we thought there was a lot of mileage in getting our authors and others together to assess the current and future situation as far as both Brexit and Trump were concerned.

“These are both very much live and on-going issues and interest in them continues to grow, so having had a year of Trump and with only a year to go until Brexit, this was the time to promote more discussion among experts for the benefit of our students and visitors from the wider community.”

Admission is free but places must be booked via Eventbrite and photo ID must be presented.