9. April 2019 19:00
Dr. Stephanie Boland
Dr. Boland’s talk focuses on the British press during Brexit, addressing issues such as trust in the media and the fraught question of “balance”. She will draw on recent research regarding “fake news” and how readers consume media to suggest that, while the picture is not as dire as some suggest, the British media has much to do if it wishes to regain the trust of the public and promote a better, more thoughtful, open political discourse post-Brexit.
Dr. Stephanie Boland is Head of Digital at Prospect Magazine, which focusses on thoughtful, ideas-led writing that doesn’t follow a specific political line. As a journalist, she has also written for national publications on everything from culture to politics, including covering the EU referendum as a writer at the New Statesman. She holds a doctorate from the University of Exeter and is an associate lecturer in journalism at Birkbeck College, University of London.
Talks and papers (selected)
January 2019 “The Way to the Sea”: a journey through new media” MLA Annual Convention Chicago
November 2018 “Recipes for war. Alice B. Toklas and the everyday politics of the avant-garde cookbook”, on BAMS badged panel, MSA 2018, Columbus, Ohio (panel organizer)
August 2017 “That grey tablet of lies” Flann O’Brien and the Press, on BAMS badged panel, MSA 2017, Amsterdam (panel organizer)
July 2015 “Err-and-stray”: The matter of modernist guide books,“ Modernism now!,Institute of English Studies, London
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