Past events

We've archived the details of some past events here for reference.


At the Crossroads of Modernity: Newspapers as miscellany from the 1880s

May 2023

A day-long conference featuring dozens of guest speakers on the cultural importance and history of the humble newspaper. Hosted by the Centre for the Study of Journalism and History.

IPPC Conference 2023: Building Trust in an Age of Disinformation 

March 2023
A two-day conference for MA International Public and Political Communication students, featuring guest speakers. 

#Journosafe Flash Talks 2

January 2023
An event hosted in partnership with CFOM

#Journosafe Flash Talks 1

December 2022
An event hosted in partnership with CFOM

International Journalism Week 2022
November 2022

A four-day programme of events focusing on the theme of journalism in times of conflict and tension.

Public and Political Communication in an Era of Populism, Pandemics and Propoganda

March 2022
A two-day conference for MA International Public and Political Communication students, featuring guest speakers. 

International Journalism Week 2021.2

November 2021
An in-person programme of talks, debates and competitions focused on the theme of Media Freedom in the Digital Age.

International Journalism Week 2021.1

March 2021
Rescheduled from 2020. An online programme of talks, debate and student competitions, this time with the theme of Media Freedom and Social Justice.

Public and Political Communication in Times of Crisis and Uncertainty

March 2021
A week-long conference for MA Public and Political Communication, featuring guest speakers and student presentations.

International Journalism Week 2019

November 2019
A week of debate and reflection with guest speakers and activities, with a worldwide focus on media and journalism.

Global Journalism Film Festival 2019

June 2019
A programme of award-winning fact-based films exploring some of the responsibilities and dilemmas faced by journalists.

International Journalism Week 2018

November 2018
The seventh international week of discussions around media research and practice from a global perspective.

The role of the factual mass media in post-conflict reconstruction

June 2018
A conference from our research institute Centre for Freedom of the Media (CFOM), exploring the role the media can play in helping to (re-)build civil societies.

International Journalism Week 2017

November 2017
Our sixth annual series of events exploring media issues globally looked at Journalism in High-Risk Environments.

From Propaganda to Fake News: Deception, Manipulation and Truth in the Contemporary Media Environment

September 2017
Inaugural lecture from Professor Piers Robinson.

Cato Street and the Revolutionary Tradition in Britain and Ireland

September 2017
A conference exploring the 1820 plot against the UK government.

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CHINED VI: The Sixth International Conference on Historical News Discourse

June 2017
This event scrutinised the social implications of genre in historical news language.

Digital Opportunities and Challenges: Researching Journalism and Media in a Digital Age

January 2017
A two-day conference looking at new directions in the media in the age of global communications technology.

International Journalism Week 2016

November 2016
Our fifth annual international week focused on issues surrounding global media freedom and journalists' safety.

Our BBC, Our Channel 4: A future for public service television?

June 2016
A public forum as part of Sheffield Doc:Fest exploring the possible outcomes for public service broadcasting in the UK.

Global Journalism Conference

May 2016
A day of discussions around digital journalism and reporting of European issues, specially for students taking MA Global Journalism.

International Journalism Week 2015

November 2015
Our fourth series of lectures and seminars on media and journalism from an international perspective.

After Snowden: 20th Anniversary Lecture with Alan Rusbridger

October 2014
A visit from the Guardian editor to celebrate our birthday and discuss journalism after the NSA/GCHQ revelations.

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