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Principal Lecturer delivers presentation at Media Law Conference in India

Amanda Ball, Principal Lecturer in Media Law at Nottingham Trent University’s (NTU) Centre for Broadcasting & Journalism (CBJ) delivered a presentation at Panjab University in India, from our very own CBJ studio.

Amanda Ball in the CBJ studio
Amanda Ball in the CBJ studio

The presentation, filmed in one take by two CBJ engineers in our multimillion-pound journalism facility, was then screened at the international conference at Panjab University within the hour.

Amanda, who teaches on both the undergraduate and postgraduate journalism courses, told us: “It was a unique experience – being able to contribute to a conference in a different continent at a very different time zone from Nottingham. It was a very easy and good way of facilitating my participation, without leaving NTU!”

She discussed the issues affecting journalists, politicians, media lawyers and the judiciary, namely the decline in court reporting and the subsequent impact this has on open justice in the UK; an essential ingredient of a democracy. This was based on research published in 2016, which revealed a 40% reduction in the number of stories published from the courts.

“Collaboration with partner universities is a positive experience for both staff and students. The fact that it was made so easy by using technology is a bonus. Hopefully we can use this again in future,” she added.

Amanda’s focus at NTU and CBJ is very much practice-based, and externally, she is also a principal examiner for the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ), the industry body that accredits university courses which provide training for future journalists in the UK.

In addition, she provides media law advice to media organisations and a number of UK police forces.

Published on 19 April 2018
  • Subject area: Media, journalism and communication
  • Category: Culture; School of Arts and Humanities