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Professor Kurt Barling

The future of broadcasting has never been more uncertain. Competition is intensifying, the platform is diversifying, old certainties about employment are disappearing and it is unclear what will replace the established patterns.

Digital transformation is re-imagining the broadcast space, but how will television and radio continue to attract and stimulate audiences?  What new ways of imagining visual narratives will there be in a multi-platform media world? With this in mind, the successful Broadcasting Today format continues for a third season.

Our Host, Professor Kurt Barling gained a PhD in International Relations at the London School of Economics before joining the BBC in 1989, almost immediately covering the fall of the Berlin Wall. A documentary-maker as well as a journalist, he is currently writing a book on terrorism. He has been recognised for his journalism with national awards on several occasions and has been the Special Correspondent for the BBC in London since the attacks on the Twin Towers in New York in 2001. He joined the Middlesex University School of Media & Performing Arts in November 2012.

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