UCC RTÉ TV50 CONFERENCE

Debating the impact and the future of TV

Join us here on Saturday 8 September for LIVE streaming of the national one-day conference on the future of TV and its impact over the last fifty years, hosted by University College Cork School of History in partnership with RTÉ TV50

08.30 - 09.15

Registration

09.30 - 09.40

Dr Finola Doyle-O'Neill (Lecturer, Irish Film & Media History, UCC) opens the conference and introduces Trevor Holmes (Vice-President for External Relations, UCC)

Trevor Holmes welcomes Minister Rabbitte

09.40 - 10.00

Pat Rabbitte TD, Minister for Communications, Energy & Natural Resources

10.00 - 10.25

Dr Doyle-O'Neill introduces Keynote Speaker Noel Curran

Keynote Speaker: Noel Curran (Director General, RTÉ)

10.25 - 11.15

Dr Doyle-O'Neill introduces Plenary Speaker John Bowman, author of Window and Mirror, RTÉ television: 1961-2011

Plenary Speaker: John Bowman

11.15 - 11.45

Coffee and book signing by John Bowman

Audience coffee: Staff Common Room

Book signing: vestibule outside Staff Common Room

11.45 - 13.15

Dr Doyle-O'Neill introduces Panel Session 1

'The future of broadcast journalism A blend of citizen voices with traditional reporting?'

Panel:
Michael Lally, Promh Eagarthir Nuacht, RTÉ & TG4
David McCullagh, Political Correspondent, RTÉ
Alison O'Connor, broadcaster and journalist
Kevin Rafter, Senior Lecturer in Political Communications at Dublin City University

Chair: ine Lawlor, radio and television broadcaster, RTÉ

13.15 - 14.15

Lunch

14.15 - 15.45

Dr Doyle-O'Neill introduces Panel Session 2

'Culture or kitsch? The cultural role of television'

Panel:
Steve Carson, Director of Programmes, RTÉ Television
Moya Doherty, Producer and Director, River Productions
Ben Frow, Director of Programmes, TV3
Gearid Tuathaigh, historian. Chair, Audience Council RTÉ

Chair: Doireann N Bhriain, radio producer and presenter

15.45 - 16.15

Coffee

Audience coffee: Staff Common Room

16.15 - 17.45

Dr Doyle-O'Neill introduces Panel Session 3

'The future of public service and commercial television: digital highway or car-crash TV?'

Panel:
Glen Killane, Managing Director, RTÉ Television
Niall Kitson, Editor, TechCentral.ie
Hugh Linehan, Online Editor, The Irish Times
David McRedmond, CEO TV3

Chair: Brenda Power, radio and television broadcaster

17.45 - 18.00

Conference conclusion: Dr Doyle-O'Neill